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Motivation in the Workplace

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Jessica Smyrnios

on 15 April 2013

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Transcript of Motivation in the Workplace

T T I What is Motivation The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.

The general desire or willingness of someone to do something. Why is Motivation
Important in the
Workplace? When workers are motivated
they tend to work harder, more efficiently, and do better quality work. Theories of Motivation Scientific Management
Theory Fredrick Taylor
People are motivated solely by the money they receive
Speculated that people did not like their jobs, only did it for the money Theory of Human Relations Elton Mayo
Pay not most important
Social needs are
Caring for workers can improve productivity Theory of Human
Needs Maslow & Herzberg
Workers have various needs that need to be met
Hierarchy of needs Biological & Physiological Non-monetary incentives help meet
the Hierarchy of Needs Safety Social Esteem Self Actulization Increase in Motivation May Cause: Higher job satisfaction
Employee longevity
An increase in productivity A lack of motivation
can have the reverse effect. MOTIVATION INCENTIVES It's all about the money! Money isn't everything... Monetary vs Non Monetary incentives include: salaries, bonuses, stock options, and profit sharing. Pros Everyone needs/ uses money
Great for sales motivation
Provides strong incentive to meet goals Cons Easy for a bonus to get lost in bills- loosing its nostalgia
Rewards are based on performance and don't promote creativity
More of an extrinsic motivator which can create only a temporary change Non-Monetary incentives include: flex hours, floating vacation days, childcare, recognition, training Cons Pros Costs less for organizations
Promotes creativity
Provides workers with basic needs
Intrinsic motivator- creates a more permanent change
Increases workers self worth
Creates high job satisfaction Different people like different things
May not motivate the money lovers Free coffee Free food Free massages Fitness center Recreation rooms Training/Education reimburesment Life Insurance Recognition Potential for job growth Common areas Work parties Team building This graph of a survey shows that employees found Non-monetary incentives more effective but received them less frequently. Many of the top 100 companies have gone towards non monetary incentives. Here are the 2013 top 3 best companies to work for: # 1 Google: free food, Foosball, bowling, massages, on site hair cuts
#2 SAS: fitness center, childcare, beauty salon, unlimited sick days
#3 CHG Healthcare: Flex hours, on site yoga classes, free health screenings, financial consulting, tuition assistance.
In conclusion: Monetary incentives are good as a base incentive.

If you want to increase employee satisfaction, promote creativity, and increase productivity you should introduce non-monetary incentives into your organization. THANK YOU
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