Motivation, workplace, employees, organization, work environment, motivation at work
Employees are the most important part of an organizational structure since they shape the performance levels of an organization. In order to perform to their level best employees need to be properly motivated towards achieving the goals and vision of an organization. Employees are motivated by different factors at the workplace that may drive them to work more and push for their different motivation aspects at the workplace that is understandable through understanding the psychological factors that influence an employee. This paper looks at the work and the workplace environment as the motivator for employee actions and behavior.
[...] As aforementioned, looking to satisfy the intrinsic needs of the employees is more important than the extrinsic needs within an organization in order to ensure that there are happy and satisfied employees that improve performance. This is mainly because the employees have to have the level of satisfaction to strive to be better at their organizational performance and look to ensure that they get the best out of their employees potential. Reference List Arnold, J., Randall, R. et al. (2010). Work psychology: Understanding human behaviour in the workplace, 5th edition. Harlow: Prentice Hall Cameron, J., & Pierce, W Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation: Resolving the Controversy. Westport: Bergin & Garvey. [...]
[...] There are different parameters that are used to measure the level of motivation of individual employees within the organization. The engagement, commitment, intention and satisfaction are some of the components that are examined in order to determine the level of motivation that an individual employee has towards a specific goal within the organization. It is important therefore for the employees to bring their level best and maximize on their potential in order to gain from the different incentives within their organizations (Mcreynolds pg103). [...]
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[...] According to Maslow hierarchy of needs, there are needs that need to be satisfied first before engaging starting with the basic needs of the individual going to the level Maslow termed as self- actualization that is at the peak of the needs hierarchy (Whiteley pg94). For instance, the case of Simon could apply in this regard whereby he seem not to love his job as seen in Arnold and Randall (pg.353-355). His motivation is not from the work but the need to satisfy his basic needs. [...]
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