Hcs/325 Motivational Methods In Research Paper

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Motivational Methods Georgina Cardona HCS/325 Septembe 24, 2012 Hanna Matatyaho Motivational Methods How to motivate staff is essential within any organization or workplace. It is most important to know the basic theory application and methods for dealing with any problems that may arise amongst employees. Managers and those looking to become managers must acquire the skill it takes to motivate people and to stay motivated as well. This skill will ensure that staff is productive and efficient. Motivating staff is no easy task for managers. To produce a high level of performance and productivity, managers are obligated to focus their attention on motivating their employees. Every employee is motivated in a different way. This paper discusses…show more content…
The five levels of needs are identified on two levels; a higher and lower level. The higher order of needs include self actualization and esteem needs (Lombardi & Schermerhorn, 2007). The lower order of needs include social, safety and physiological needs (Lombardi & Schermerhorn, 2007). There are two principles that are central to Maslow’s theory; the deficit principle and the progression principle (Lombardi & Schermerhorn, 2007). The deficit principle dictates that when a person’s needs are met, the needs do cause motivated behavior. The progression principle states that people are expected to advance step by step u the hierarchy. In other words one level of needs does not become activated until the lower level need has already been met (Lombardi & Schermerhorn,…show more content…
The best forms of motivation focus on what the employees deem to be important. Many organizations find that flexibility in job design increases an employee’s longevity with the organization, improves productivity and betters morale ("Reference for Business; Encyclopedia of Business", 2012). Some methods of motivation include empowerment; creativity and innovation; learning; quality of life; monetary incentives; and other incentives ("Reference for Business; Encyclopedia of Business", 2012). Empowerment means giving employees more responsibility and decision making authority so they can feel control over the tasks they are held responsible for and better equips them to carry out those tasks ("Reference for Business; Encyclopedia of Business", 2012). Creativity and Innovation gives employees the opportunity to use their ideas to improve a job, product, or service ("Reference for Business; Encyclopedia of Business", 2012). Learning will give the employee the tools and the opportunities to accomplish more because most employees will take on challenges ("Reference for Business; Encyclopedia of Business", 2012). Quality of Life means creating programs that incorporate flextime, condensed workweeks, or job sharing to decrease stress on employees who are trying to balance their lives outside of work and work ("Reference for Business; Encyclopedia of Business", 2012). Monetary incentives are simply a way to reward employees
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