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Importance of Motivation

The topic of human motivation has been a frequent and persistent component in literature of all kinds for decades. Why has motivational theory generated so much discussion in both theoretical and applied literature? How has the importance of human motivation changed over several decades of this discussion?
Why is it significant for today's organizational leaders to understand human motivation? Provide a rationale to support your view.

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The topic of human motivation has been a frequent and persistent component in literature of all kinds for decades. Why has motivational theory generated so much discussion in both theoretical and applied literature? How has the importance of human motivation changed over several decades of this discussion?

The topic of human motivation has been an important component in literature. There are several reasons why it has generated so much discussion. In the context of organizational behavior, motivation has been considered an important factor. In industrial relations, employee motivation is considered important. Employee motivation has also been considered vital for an organization's reputation, and the effect of motivation on learning has been widely researched (Porter, L. W., Bigley, G. A., & Steers, R. M. 2003).

Over a period of time the rate of employee turnover has been the subject of interest in literature. The relationship of employee motivation to the rate of employee turnover has been examined in research and literature. Similarly, in the context of organizations, a relationship between employee absenteeism and employee motivation has been established (Pinder, C. 1998). One of the most important subjects that have attracted attention is the need to improve employee productivity. Motivation has attracted researchers focused on employee productivity. Similarly, there is considerable concentration in literature on improving product/service quality. In this literature, the role of employee motivation in improved product quality has been considered.

Over decades, the importance of human motivation has increased considerably. There is a realization that human motivation is a key factor in learning, career growth, and ...

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