Explain how managers can use motivation theories to influence the behaviour of people in organizations

Essay by FareedaumeerUniversity, Bachelor'sA, April 2010

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They need to understand, anticipate, modify and improve behaviours that are organizationally meaningful and relevant.

The contribution of people, through their motivation and commitment, and dedicated behaviour towards the goals and objectives of the organisation, remain the single most important factor in making organisations better and more effective.

Some people like their jobs and work harder as well as smarter. They are also very proud of the organizations for which they work. Other people simply dislike their jobs and would do anything just to avoid working. They would also prefer, if given the choice, to leave the organizations where they are working. Such attitudes and behaviours are not uncommon. They have a direct link with the issue of motivation at work.

Managers must use sophisticated knowledge of people's motivation to influence human behaviour in the right direction. Managers are always expected to...