Human Motivation / (PSY420)

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Introduction: At one time, Organizations considered employees just like any other input resource to produce goods and resources. But with changing times this perception is changing. The change may be attributed to several factors, Cutthroat competition and limited supply of resources (manpower and other natural inputs) being the major ones.


The question for many businesses is how to get the best from employees, how to encourage and persuade them to do what they are supposed to be doing to the best of their ability all the time and how to make them go that extra mile to achieve a goal. Motivation solves these kinds of questions by arousing in an employee a thirst for excellence and a drive to deliver their best.
A motivated employee is an asset to an organization and has the ability and potential to produce significant changes in the balance sheet of an organization or in short Motivated employee help their organizations to survive. Owing to the importance of motivation, motivating employees has inarguably emerged as one of the most important and at the same time also very complex function of management. Complex in the sense that what motivates employee's changes constantly (Bowen & Radhakrishna, 1991). "Each employee will have different motivations and different expectations of their role and their manager, says Carol-Ann White, global HR director at public relations consultancy Lewis."
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the importance of a certain factors in motivating employees. ...
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