Motivation Essay

591 WordsSep 30, 20143 Pages
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. * Motivation: * Is a Latin word, which means to move. It is the willingness of an individual to respond to organizational requirements. * Koontz O’Donnell defines it as “ a general term applying to the entire class of drives, desires, needs wishes & similar forces that induce an individual or a group of people at work * It can also be defined as “a willingness to expend energy to achieve a goal or a reward. It is a force that activates dormant energies & sets in motion the action of people. It is the function that kindles a burning passion for action among the human beings of an organization.” * It is a process which starts with a physiological or psychological deficiency or need that activates or a drive that is aimed at a goal or incentive. * Needs: are created when there is a deprivation or deficiency. Here, a physiological or psychological imbalance exists. * Drives or motives: Drives are deficiencies with direction. They are action oriented & provide a thrust towards achieving an incentive or goal. * Incentive or goal: Attaining an incentive will restore the balance. After achieving the goal, needs & drives will be reduced. * Three Common Aspects of Motivation 1.Effort-concerns the magnitude or intensity of employee's work-related behavior.

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