Motivation is important in an organization as it determines employees performance. Most organizations have had poor productivity because they do not motivate their employees. Motivation helps improve employee performance and productivity. This in turn improves productivity in the organization. Motivation of employees is affected by various factors.
For instance, motivation of employees is affected by the wage system. For example, non incentive wage systems have led to low productivity among the employees. Employees who receive the same wages regularly are more likely to perform poorly than employees who receive some incentives. This is because the employees are not motivated to work hard. Increasing wages motivates the employees in the organization .This makes it easy for the employees to perform well.
Also, employee motivation is also affected by rewards. Managers are supposed to appreciate the performance of different employees in the organization so as to motivate them to perform well. In addition, employee motivation is affected by the working environment. Poor working environment affects employee motivation and leads to poor performance among the employees. Managers are supposed to create good working environment so as to motivate the employees in the organization. There are other factors that affect employee motivation and performance.
For instance, promotion and growth in the work place affects employee motivation. Promotion helps improve employee motivation in the organization and hence employee performance. Also, job security and loyalty to employees helps motivate the employees to perform better. For example, employees are more likely to perform better if they are assured of their jobs (Farazmand, 2007).
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