Employee Motivation
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Employee Motivation
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An employer's desire to provide the impetus for employees to do their job as efficiently and effectively as possible and to commit to the achievement of the organisations goals and objectives.


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The Stage

Motivation is the degree of personal and professional satisfaction that an employee enjoys in his/her life. This is an issue of vital concern to businesses since it is well established that a motivated workforce will achieve much better results than an unmotivated one. Employee motivation and commitment is one of the major contributions that employees can make to the organisation as it helps to ensure that maximum effort is employed in work activities and work outputs are to the benefit of the organisation.

The techniques used to motivate staff are many and varied. The goal of using motivation techniques is usually to increase productivity but a highly motivated workforce also often equates to other improvements such as reduced absenteeism and turnover, increased innovation, employee satisfaction, and an enhanced corporate image. These can then translate into higher quality products or services, increased customer satisfaction, and enhanced financial performance. Motivation of staff, not surprisingly, is a fundamentally important dimension of successful management.

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