Caryl Ann M. Cotelo BSOA-OM IV-A
Choosing an appropriate Motivational Model
Many business managers today are not aware of the effects that motivation can (and does) have on their business, and it is therefore important they learn and understand the factors that determine positive motivation in the workplace.
Motivation is something that is approached differently by different business and the responsibility of its integration lies with all immediate supervisors of staff. However, it is the business owner who must initiate motivation as a strategy to attain corporate goals.
Is a Latin word, which...VIEW DOCUMENT
DefinitionThe following definitions of motivation were gleaned from a variety of psychology textbooks and reflect the general consensus that motivation is an internal state or condition (sometimes described as a need, desire, or want) that serves to activate or energize behavior and give it direction.
•internal state or condition that activates behavior and gives it direction;•desire or want that energizes and directs goal-oriented behavior;•influence of needs and desires on the intensity and direction of behavior.
Franken (1994) provides an additional component in his definition:•the arousal, direction, and persistence of behavior.
While still not...VIEW DOCUMENT
The role of the first-line manager is "to get things done through other people" but the only way to lead people to carry out something is to give them the desire to do it, by influencing, by persuading them to reach common goals, by motivating them! A supervisor who possesses those abilities is a leader.
Leadership and motivation are two skills essential in any organisation but are not the easiest! Many researches have been undertaken about those topics and several theories were developed.
The concept of motivation is usually used in organisational contexts.
-Motivation is the set of processes that...VIEW DOCUMENT
When the topic of motivation is raised in general conversations, various images and stories are portrayed in people's minds. Feats of the local football team are raised and people acknowledge the inspiration and motivation that the coach has instilled within his players. Other images of adventurers and extremists are often looked upon and their life stories fill us with amazement on how they can be so motivated to complete these tasks.
But what is motivation and how does it effect organisations and managers in todays workforce? Does it really impact on an organisation's success? Does it impact on the individuals within these organisations?
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Since motivation is one of the most important factors of organizational success a lot of people as professionals and scientists have tried to evaluate concepts how to get and keep the individuals of organizations motivated.
There are two different kinds of motivation. The first is what makes a person do something on his own by internal needs and drives. For example the need for food makes a person hungry and as a result the person will be motivated to eat something. Or if he/she feels to be too thick or not fit he/she will be motivated to do some sports. This kind of motivation is called intrinsic. The other kind of motivation is how one gets another person to do something what is...VIEW DOCUMENT
In today's complex and challenging business world, motivating employees in the
workplace has been an ongoing challenge and study. Motivation is directly associated
with an organizations success. Businesses that excel invest in their people, create a
dynamic corporate culture and foster an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration.
Motivating employees in the workplace is less challenging than most managers believe.
Motivation is a key factor in organizational success, and it can be accomplished by
using four simple yet effective steps such as: increasing confidence, providing trust,
bringing a sense of satisfaction to each individual employee, and...VIEW DOCUMENT
Part I Introduction
Work motivation is the psychological forces within a person that determine the direction of the person's behavior in an organization, the person's level of effort, and the person's level of persistence in the face of obstacle (George & Jone 1999). In recent years, 'motivation' has become a frequent and important topic at management seminars and conference. Motivation is important because it explains why workers behave as they do. Motivation determines what workers do and how hard and diligently they do it, but it is not as the same as performance. It is an important factor that...VIEW DOCUMENT
Examine the relationship between Reward and Motivation in the Psychological Context.
An 'incentive' or 'reward' can be anything that attracts a workers attention and stimulates him to work. In the words of Burrack and Smith, "An incentive scheme is a plan or program to motivate individual with monetary rewards (incentive pay or monetary bonus), but may also include a variety of non-monetary rewards or prizes."
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Motivation is having the desire and willingness to do something. A motivated person could be achieving long-term goals, such as becoming a successful writer or manager. What motivates employee in workplace? Yuan A. and Fisher C. (1998) had worked on this topic. They pointed out manager and designer of motivation systems must understand the preference of local employees. Employees' preferences is different across countries depending on culture, economy, political, and management system,
Depending on Lindahl's (1949) list of ten job attributes, Yuan A. and Fisher C. composed a list of ten job attributes: tactful discipline for supervisor, sympathetic help with personal problem from...VIEW DOCUMENT
There are many reasons a person will achieve a certain level of success based on the goals they have set for themselves. They find something to motivate them as well as challenge them. Some are motivated by internal factors and some by external factors, and others by both. There are many theories behind what motivates a person, but what has motivated me according to the theories to return to college in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.
There are many theories behind what motivates a person to set goals and then to achieve them. Maslows Hierarchy of Needs Theory has five...VIEW DOCUMENT
HistoryFrederick Herzberg (1923 - 2000) spent the last half of his life as a professor at the University of Utah. Prior to that, he had served in the United States Army, later joining the staff of the Psychological Services of Pittsburgh, during which he and his colleagues began to compile data for what would eventually become The Motivation to Work, a landmark publication which proposed what would become known as the "Motivation-Hygiene" or, more informally, the "Two-Factory" theory (A Modest Construct, 2008). This data, in its most complete form, spanned 12 separate rounds of interviews and investigations and included the answers of over 1,600 respondents, and used a relatively new and...VIEW DOCUMENT
Motivation of this particular team would be a no brainer. Per our assessments taken, each of us has the right blends to make us an awesome working machine. Our talents and skills, along with our persistence would allow us to be able to conquer any endeavor that we would undertake. Before we delve into our "action steps" let's take a look at what each of our team members is bringing to the table.
We have two members who are "Cautious" and thus labeled "The Assessor" making our group pro thinkers, who will not just jump to any conclusions with any facets, but does not stop us from making a decision. With one member not carrying this label but who is a strong determined individual, he...VIEW DOCUMENT
The Essence of a Team.
"High Five" by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles talks about building powerfully effective teams. The book emphasizes that "the essence of a team," according to Dr. Blanchard, is "the genuine understanding that none of us is as smart as all of us." Teams allow people to achieve things far beyond our own individual ability. But teamwork also requires powerful motivation for people to put the good of the group ahead of their own self interest.
Teamwork is the backbone of success for many of today's businesses. The days of the lone superstar employee are quickly changing in favor of the winning...VIEW DOCUMENT
"Motivation & Motivation Theories"
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 1
2. Psychobiology of Drives 1
3. Self Control 2
4. Maslow's Theory 2
5. Herzberg's Two Factor Theory 3
6. Aldelfer's ERG Theory 4
7. Self-Determination Theory 4
8. McClelland's Achievement Motivation Theory 4
9. Goal-Setting Theory 5
10. Controlling Motivation 5
11. Early Programming 5
12. Organization 6
13. Drugs 8
14. Applications in Education and Instructional Design 8
15. Scientific Management 9
16. Human Relations Model 10
17. Conclusion in terms of Recommendations with...VIEW DOCUMENT
What is motivation? In psychology, "motivation refers to the initiation, direction, intensity and persistence of behavior" (Geen, 1995). Motivation should not be confused with personality or emotion because motivation is a temporal and dynamic state. A number of different terms exist that can describe motivation and understanding motivation can be very important when trying to understand individual behavior. In simple words, understanding motivation is understanding the "whys" of human behavior.
The Theories of motivation consist of two main theories. These include content theories and process theories. Content theories deal with "what" motivates people. These theories are concerned...VIEW DOCUMENT
SYNOPSIS OF THE RESERCH PROJECT
INTRODUCTION WHAT IS MOTIVATION? Derived from Latin word, 'movere', meaning "to move". Motivation is a general term applying to the entire class of drives, desires, needs, wishes, and similar forces
In everyday life human being has to face many problems viz. social, economic, financial problems. These problems in life call for acceptable and effective solutions and for this purpose, research is required and a methodology applied for the solutions can be found out....VIEW DOCUMENT
Miriam Webster defines motivation as "an act or process of motivating; the condition of being motivated; a force, stimulus, or influence: incentive or drive". The manager is to utilize motivation to force their employees to complete tasks, which they normally would not have completed. The study of motivation aids managers in recognizing what prompts employees to start a task, what influences their choice of action, and why they continue in their action over time (Motivation In Organizations 3). Throughout the years many theorists have studied human motivation, and have learned a wide range of methods to aid managers with what makes employees seek to achieve higher...VIEW DOCUMENT
Employee motivation is the psychological feature that arouses an employee to behave in a certain manner for accomplishing certain organizational goals. Individuals differ in motivation along three parameters viz. self-esteem, need for achievement, and intrinsic motivation. There has been a growing emphasis on employee's needs rather than just organizational needs, and recognition of the strategic value of employees being developed to their best potential. Organizations have become increasingly aware that the effective development of their employees' skills and knowledge has benefits for the whole...VIEW DOCUMENT
What is Motivation?
When a person is spoken of being motivated it is usually meant that the person works "hard," "keeps at" his or her work, and directs his or her behaviour toward appropriate outcomes
Why Study Motivation?
Motivation is one of the most traditional topics in organizational behaviour, and it has interested managers, researchers, teachers, and sports coaches for years
Motivation has become more important in temporary organizations as a result of the need for increased productivity to be globally...VIEW DOCUMENT
What is Motivation?
Motivation is the answer to the question "Why we do what we do?". The motivation theories try to figure out what the "M" is in the equation: "M motivates P" (Motivator motivates the Person). It is one of most important duty of an entrepreneur to motivate people. (I strongly belive that motivating people with visionary and shared goals is more favorable than motivating through tactics, incentives or manipulation through simple carrot and stick approaches because motivating with vision is natural wheras the former is artificial and ephemeral).
Now, lets rise on the shoulders of the giants...VIEW DOCUMENT
This paper is to examine the different methods of motivational strategies and how they affect productivity in the workplace. A manager should be aware of different techniques which can be used in order to reward employees for a job well done. It is crucial for businesses to analyze these different methods and implement ones that work best for them. There are extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, positive and negative motivators, and methods for individual and team or group rewards.
Several years ago, I worked for a very large company that utilized the different motivational strategies in place to increase productivity. It was a line of work where cross-selling was a main focus. One of...VIEW DOCUMENT
AbstractThe work environment can influence the motivation and performance of individuals and teams. Motivation and theory are difficult subjects, touching on several disciplines. A Manager that can consistently challenge, motivate, and educate their people through change is successful. People typically avoid situations that upset order, threaten their self-interests, increase stress or involve risk. When faced with changes to the status quo, people usually resist initially. Management should anticipate resistance and prepare for it, and make special efforts to deal with each individual's reaction to the change. They must recognize that it takes time to work through each person's reactions...VIEW DOCUMENT
I worked for a company for two years and it was a motivational disaster. I have
worked in the retail business since high school. And I have noticed many similarities in
these companies. Most of them did not understand how to motivate their employees.
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There are many different ways to motivate an individual and of course, different people have different motivators. In most situations, employees work in a position and want to stay in a position that makes them feel comfortable in many different aspects. The position should allow them to have the necessities and social benefits of life. The position should also provide them with the needs that will continue to motivate them throughout their career. Within Poodles Inc., there are three different types of employee groups: salespeople, production workers, and administrative staff. The three different employee groups could be motivated by the same motivation theory or be motivated by...VIEW DOCUMENT
Intel, the company that I work for has a lot of different motivational strategies for which they use to increase productivity in the work place. One is motivation by reward. This in done in many different ways both monetarily and award based. Another is by training in the work place. This helps in teaching the employee how to achieve success with in the company. Finally, there is the team building factions, which allows the employees in each area to become better acquainted.
Offering bonuses to each employee is one example of monetary reward. Each bonus is based upon product output, profitability, and...VIEW DOCUMENT
Varying motivational strategies exist within companies all over the world which are implemented in order to ensure smooth functioning of both management and of production. In this paper I am going to discuss some of the strategies that have been put into place within the organization I work for, various organizational efforts they have implemented, and two motivational theories not currently in practice within the organization.
"To some extent, a high level pf employee motivation is derived from effective management practices." (Cliffs Notes, 2000-2009). Some of these strategies are as follows: empowering...VIEW DOCUMENT
What would our world be like without motivation and incentive to succeed?
Since the beginning of time, competition has been the basis for many social, political, and economic changes. Without competition, there would be no motive to excel beyond previous established norms. For example, athletes would have to compete in sports such as running, swimming, climbing and hiking where there is no camaraderie or motivation to surpass certain limits. Rainer Martens describes competition perfectly in his book Sport Competition Anxiety Test by saying that a competitive situation requires '[a situation] in which the comparison of an...VIEW DOCUMENT