Creating a Motivating Environment

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Topics: Motivation
Creating a Motivating Environment
Patricia Wheat
Organizational Behavior/MNGT 5590-29
November 6, 2012
Pam Gardiol

Abstract Motivated employees can be the difference between success and failure to a business. Unfortunately, it is impossible to motivate an individual. It is possible to create conditions under which the individual can become self-motivated. This paper aims to explore different intrinsic motivators that may help people to buy in and take ownership of the organization’s needs as well as their own. “Intrinsic motivation involves people doing an activity because they find it interesting and derive spontaneous satisfaction from the activity itself” (Gagné, & Deci, 2005, p. 331-362).

Creating a Motivating Environment There are many reasons for managers to create a motivating environment some of which are increased productivity, improved employee morale, more loyal workforce, and better creativity. The employees are the most valuable asset of any organization in order for the company to run effectively. Motivated employees can be the difference between success and failure to a business. Different employees are motivated in different ways according to their needs. This paper shares thoughts about the intrinsic motivators’ recognition, empowerment, fun, goal setting, and feedback. These are just a few of the ways in which management can create conditions to help employees become self-motivated. Good leaders will use different types of intrinsic motivation to challenge and reward their employees with greater corporate opportunities.
Recognition
Recognizing people is one of the most powerful motivators that leadership can do to get the most out of his employees. Thank an employee for going out of his way to take care of a customer, and he will do it again. Acknowledge a team member for taking the initiative of creative problem-solving, and he will take on that initiative again. Focus on the behavior of the individuals, and they will repeat



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