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Title: Maintaining motivation in the workplace

Assignment task:
Option 2
Motivation is one of the most frequently researched topics on organizational behaviour according to Robbins, Judge Millett & Walters-Marsh (2008). Motivation among other things is about an individual’s persistence of effort towards attaining a goal. 1.How would you motivate employees in your workgroup to ensure: a)They focus on attaining the goals of the workgroup? and;

b)Continue to maintain a consistent quality in their efforts to achieve those goals?

2.With reference to at least 2 models of motivation:
a)How effective is motivation with your immediate workgroup? b)What are the implications of not applying motivation strategies or applying the wrong strategies in your workgroup?

Author: Collinthia Simon-Raymond

Word count: 1674

Executive summary:

Can motivation be maintained in the workplace? Keeping employees motivated in an organization appear to be a challenge. There are several reasons why employees get demotivated at work. This paper considers the methods by which employees can be kept motivated and concludes that motivation in the workplace can be maintained. This paper first defines motivation and explores some of the theories of motivation that has been studied. It then evaluates how effective motivation is in the accounts department of The Body Holiday (TBH) hotel and goes on to explain the implications of not applying motivation strategies or applying the wrong strategies at TBH accounts.

Table of contents

COMPANY HISTORY5
INTRODUCTION5
WHAT IS MOTIVATION?5
1.A) HOW WOULD YOU MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES IN YOUR WORKGROUP TO ENSURE THEY FOCUS ON ATTAINING THE GOALS OF THE WORKGROUP?6 1.B) HOW WOULD YOU MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES IN YOUR WORKGROUP TO ENSURE THEY CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN A CONSISTENT QUALITY IN THEIR EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE THOSE GOALS?7 2.A) HOW EFFECTIVE IS MOTIVATION WITH YOUR IMMEDIATE WORKGROUP?7 2.B) WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF NOT APPLYING MOTIVATION STRATEGIES OR APPLYING THE WRONG STRATEGIES IN YOUR WORKGROUP?8 CONCLUSION9

REFERENCES9
APPENDICES10

Company History

The Body holiday LeSport is an all-inclusive resort was established in 1989. There are approximately 307 employees making up 16 departments. The accounts department consists of 9 employees; the resort account (currently acting financial controller), assistant accountant, cost controller, food and beverage cost controller, data entry clerk, purchaser, income auditor, payables clerk and receivables clerk.

Introduction

Money is generally thought of as the major motivating factor in the workplace. For example, the high paying hotel Sandals lure staff away from other companies with offers of higher pay. But does it actually keep the staff motivated to achieve the company’s goals?

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the ways in which employees can be motivated to focus on attaining an organizations goals and to continually maintain quality in their efforts to achieve those goals.

This paper has four parts. First it defines motivation and examines two of the earlier theories of motivation illustrating by example how it may not work consistently. It then evaluates two of the more contemporary models of motivation showing how they may inspire employees to consistently achieve the organizations goals without compromising their personal needs. The paper continues on to explore the effectiveness of motivation in the workgroup, and what may occur if the wrong strategy or no motivation strategy is applied. The conclusion ties the ideas together into a final position about the strategies of motivating and keeping motivated employees.

What is motivation?

‘Motivation is the process that accounts for an individual’s intensity, direction and persistence of effort towards attaining a goal’ (Robbins and Judge 2011, p. 204). Intensity pertains to...
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