Motivation and Leadership Effect on Job Performance

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A Study of MOTIVATION AND LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES working as a tool for job performance.

Submitted to the DAVV University, Indore in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the award of the degree of

Master’s of Business Administration
2012-2013

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SUBMITTED BY
Vrishali Tikalkar
Section X
UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF
Professor.Snjeevni Gangwani
MITM

Table of Contents

1. TITLE
2. INTRODUCTION (CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK)
3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
4. RATIONALE BEHIND THE STUDY
5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
a) Objectives
b) Hypothesis
c) Sample plan
d) Tools of data collection
e) Tools of data analysis
6. LIMITATIONS OF STUDY
7. DIRECTION OF FUTURE RESEARCH
8. EXPECTED COUNTRIBUTION FROM STUDY
9. BIBLIOGRAPHY

Introduction

Leadership and motivation traditionally play a very important role in the functioning of organizations. Nowadays, the role of leadership and motivation increases even more significantly because of the growing competition and the increasing significance of human resources for the progress of organizations. In fact, it should be pointed out that leadership and motivation are closely entangled concepts which constitute an important part of the success of an organization. It is obvious that the effective leadership and motivation can contribute to the progress of an organization, while poor leadership and the lack of motivation can weaken the normal functioning of an organization and lead to the crisis within an organization that will naturally affects its performance. In this respect, it is important to underline the fact that leadership and motivation affect considerably the organizational behavior and culture and they define the formation of the effective relationships between the personnel of an organization. In such a situation, it is necessary to fully reveal the significance of leadership and motivation in the current business environment in order to assess adequately perspective of the improvement of the effectiveness of leadership and motivation within an organization. At the same time, the analysis of theoretical framework only, it appears that insufficient for the understanding of the significance of leadership and motivation for the performance of an organization. Consequently, it is also necessary to pay a particular attention to the practical aspects of leadership and motivation that means that it is necessary to analyze some practical examples that could reveal the significance of leadership and motivation for the performance of an organization

Review of Literature

Motivation and Job Performance
* The level of performance of employees relies not only on their actual skills but also on the level of motivation each person exhibits (Burney et al., 2007). * Motivation is an inner drive or an external inducement to behave in some particular way, typically a way that will lead to rewards (Dessler, 1978). * Over-achieving, talented employees are the driving force of all firms so it is essential that organizations try hard to motivate and hold on to the best employees (Harrington, 2003). * The quality of human resource management is a critical influence on the performance of the firm. Concern for strategic integration, commitment flexibility and quality, has called for attention for employee’s motivation and retention. Financial motivation has become the most concern in today’s organization, and tying to apply Maslow’s basic needs, non-financial aspect only comes in when financial motivation has failed. * According to Greenberg and Baron...
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