What is Motivation in Management

What is Motivation?

Motivation is willpower which creates a force and pushes the men to do work or do more afford to achieve the goal. Motivation is an important pillar for any organization. it helps the organization to reach their goal.

  • Motivation means a process of stimulating people to action to accomplish desired goals.
                                                                                               —WILLIAM G. SCOT
  • Motivation refers to the way in which urges, desires, aspirations, strivings and needs direct control or explain the behavior of human beings.
                                                                                                  —D.E. Mc Farland

IMPORTANCE OF MOTIVATION

Increase Productivity

Motivation helps the organization to increase the productivity of the employees because when employees get motivated they work hard to reach the goal of the organization. So, motivation helps to increase the productivity of the employees.

Continuous Process

Motivation is a dynamic and continuous process. Motivation is an ongoing process because if the company is running so it needs to motivate to boost the power of their employees. So motivation is a continuous process.

Builds Friendly Relationship

Motivation is an important factor that brings satisfaction to the employees. This can be achieved by providing them with Monetary and non-monetary incentives, Promotion opportunities for employees, Disincentives for inefficient employees. So, motivation builds a friendly relationship.

Increased Employee Commitment

When employees are motivated to work, They work hard to reach the goal of the organization. That makes happier relationship between employees and company.

Improve Employees Growth

Motivation helps the employees to improve their personal growth. because when employees work hard they become more skilled which increase their own value.

Remove Grievances

When employees motivated they ignore personal grievances with each other and work for the goal.so motivation removes grievances.

Principles of Motivation

Principle of Participation

Participation involves communication of the employees,when employees participated on communication it brings loyalty into employees. They feel that they are working for their own organization.

Principle of Communication

Communication helps the employees to remove grievances and make sure goal of the organizations. if the employees communicate with managers it helps them to boost their willpower and to do work hard to reach the goal.

Principle of Delegated Authority

When the employees started taking a decision this helps the employee’s motivation and they develop sense of belonging,this leads to more efficiency.

Techniques of Motivation

Financial Incentives

These are a source of satisfaction of both the basic needs and growth needs.
These are however, ineffective where basic needs are reasonably satisfied. Pay, bonus, profit sharing etc. are common financial incentives.

Non-Financial Incentives

Money alone is not sufficient to satisfy the higher order needs.A man is not motivated by money alone. He can an also be encouraged by factors other than money e.g. the
job, supervision, status, participation, recognition, etc.


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