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Motivational Factors

24 Pages | 5,647 Words
Laurie Simonson, MSc (#109811)

This book describes what motivational factors influence employees to excel in their job, as opposed to just doing their job. You will learn the factors that work on the majority of people, as well as those that work on specific groups of people. You will be given references that will enable you to research further into this field if you are interested.

This book is ideal for people interested in the field of motivation. It is written for the college and university level, and covers many different motivational factors.

An Introduction to Motivational Factors

Some people go to work with a smile on their face and a spring to their steps, looking forward to a day at the office, and what they can accomplish there. Others go to work reluctantly, doing only what they have to do to get through their workday. What is the difference? What motivational factors influence employees to excel in their job, as opposed to just doing their job?

This topic is of vital interest to supervisors, managers, human resource managers, and anyone who wants or needs to know what factors can motivate their employees to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. Motivational factors can vary from employee to employee, and position to position. Knowing what motivates employees can be extremely important, and can contribute to the success or failure of the organization.

Motivational factors can be extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic motivation refers to factors that are external, such as money, vacation time, increased retirement, or some similar outcome. These factors are concrete and material. Intrinsic motivation refers to more internal factors, such as pride, satisfaction in work, or enjoyment in performing the work well. This motivation comes from within.

This book is split into ten short sections, each describing one or more motivational factors, and how well those factors work. Each chapter has examples and references to help the reader. You will learn the motivational factors that influence employees, including well-known factors, along with some less well known. The ten motivational factors discussed are Money; Job Satisfaction; Recognition; Career Enhancement and Training; Employee Commitment and Human Resources; Communication; Engagement, Affiliation and Approval; Delegation and Managers; Inner Drives; and Self-Actualization.

About the Author

Laurie Simonson, MSc

Active since Oct 2011

After raising my family, I enrolled in college, determined to earn a degree. I have now earned four degrees; a Bachelor of Arts in Business, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Masters of Business Administration (Management), and a Masters in Business and Technology. I earned three of these degrees at the University of Montana, and the fourth and last at Capella University. Although I work full-time, I felt I wanted to use my education to help other students, so I became a BrainMass graduate-level tutor. Recently I was offered the opportunity write an eBook by BrainMass, so now I am also an author. I hope to continue acting as a tutor and writing more eBooks in the future. I live in work in Missoula, Montana, which I enjoy reading, singing, golfing, and spending time with my family.

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