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Motivation Break Down

Please explain best practices in motivation and performance systems on motivation and performance of employees. Please break it down for me to understand and explain at a business briefing. I wish to use some of the info as a power point but need to be able to break it down to understand it from the beginning to the end as of measuring the performance of an employee.

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"Performance management includes activities to ensure that goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner". Performance: Linking your company goals, plant goals and individual performance objectives to drive success for the company and for you. For this the motivation plays an important role in getting the desired performance from the employees.

According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary to motivate is to "impel or excite", oneself or other. If it means to impel or excite someone (the employee) then, the first requirement is that this process needs be continuous or on regular bases or any intervening interval will kill the excitement. Motivation composes of three acts; they are:
"Internal state or condition, which encourage the activation of behavior and gives it direction
Desire or want, which encourages directs goal-oriented behavior
Influence of needs and desires on the intensity and direction of behavior" (Huitt, 2001).

Overview of Maslow's theory
His theory propounds that there is a hierarchy of needs. Humans meet their basic needs first and then they seek to satisfy successively higher needs that occupy a set hierarchy. (2003 Maslows hierarchy) The five needs are "physiological, safety, social, esteem and self-actualization" (Robbins, 2003) The lowest needs are basic survival of the human being. Everyone needs to eat for survival and live in an environment where one is protected from nature's extremities. The highest needs are internal or intrinsic needs where one strives to gain social acceptance, esteem and eventually reach self-actualization. Maslow's theory ...

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