A review of some motivation theories with respect to people working in the construction Industry in Nigeria.
Introduction: Motivation is a cause for action. Workplace motivation is a desire to fulfill ones task diligently. Robins (in Ogunlana and Chang 1993) define motivation
By Lindsay Millet
Strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more, how it's going to get there and how it'll know if it got there or not. The focus of a strategic plan is usually on the entire organization, while the focus of a business plan is usual
If I ask any person who is successful in whatever he or she is doing what motivates him/her, very likely the answer will be "goals". Goal setting is extremely important to motivation and success.
We are still students but almost everybody of us has been working somewhere. I have few
The work motivation theories can be broadly classified as content theories and process theories. The content theories are concerned with identifying the needs that people have and how needs are prioritized. They are concerned with types of incentives that drive people to attain need fu
Hierarchy of Needs Theory (Maslow)
Hierarchy of Needs Theory
There is a hierarchy of five needs—physiological, safety, social, esteem, and self-actualization; as each need is substantially satisfied, the next need becomes dominant.
The drive to become what one is capable
Nowadays it is widely accepted that the most important resource of any company are its employees; therefore competent manager need to have the clear understanding what motivates their subordinates to achieve effective performance as from efficiency of their work the success of the organization depen
What is Motivation?
Buchanan defines motivation as follows:
"Motivation is a decision-making process, through which the individual chooses the desired outcomes and sets in motion the behaviour appropriate to them".
How does motivation differ from "motives"
Buchanan defines motives as:
Employee motivation is a topic widely researched noting numerous motivational theories and concepts. Similarly there has been much discussion on the many factors that influence an employee’s level of motivation. Those factors include monetary rewards, employee involvement, training & dev
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MOTIVATION: MOTIVATION THEORIES
Highly motivated employees focus their efforts on achieving specific goals; those who are unmotivated don’t. But what motivates employees to do well? According to our textbook, motivation is defined a
Timeline of Motivation theories
Frederick Taylor’s scientific management
Taylor first published his work, the Principles of Scientific Management. In his study he described how to apply scientific methods to the management of workers which could improve productivity. Scientific managem
Application of motivation theories in Oracle Direct in Prague.
Motivation is one of the most important factors affecting human behavior and performance. This is the reason why managers attach great importance to motivation in organizational setting. Rensis Likert, has called motivatio
Evaluating Motivation Theories in Today’s World By Richie Crawford
The scope of the modern century has caused a rift in the way business is conducted. This isn’t to say that this rift cannot generate new, worthwhile ideas, but that it’s centered around a particular concept: rap
Motivation Theories and Organization
Motivation of employees is a topic that discussed on a regular basis in almost every organization. Each employee is different and brings different attributes to the business. Each employee will be moved by different factors and it’s impor
All students are asked to identify the outcome of the case for the focal
person and the referent—that is, the referent received the promotion while
the focal person did not. At this point, we place these outcomes on t
This paper is an analysis of Maslow’s Need Hierarchy Theory, Herzberg’s Motivators- Hygiene theory and Alderfer’s ERG theory. The main similarity among them is they focus on identifying various needs which motivate an individual. It explains motivated performance as individual effo
Motivation is the process that accounts for an individual’s intensity, direction and persistence. It is how much a person tries. Intensity is how hard a person tries, direction channels the intensity is a direction for the benefit of the organization and persistence is as
1) Motivation is the internal and external factors that stimulate effective work and empower employees to be interested in their work. (http://www.businessdictionary.com) There are 5 main motivation theorists: F W Taylor, A Maslow, E Mayo, F Hertzberg, and D McGregor.
Frederick Winslow Taylor’s t
One of my friends used to work for a very famous International Group as the sales manager for 2 years, then she jumped to another company which promised her a higher salary, we all agree that she made a smart move in her career because her salary was almost doubled after changing th