Genders role in organizational motivation.

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The topic of this paper is related to the subject of organizational behavior, a subject that attempts to describe different behaviors and attitudes of employees and managers in organizations. The paper discusses the role played by gender in organizational motivation. It highlights the differences of gender today that have a negative impact on organizational motivation. This paper is written in the APA writing style.


1. What is Organizational Motivation?

2. Why do managers need to understand gender roles in Organizational Motivation?

3. The History of Organizational Motivation

4. The Current Situation

5. Suggestions deduced from research

What is Organizational Motivation?

When we define motivation in general it is the set of processes that directs a person towards a goal. When talking about motivation in relation to organizations, motivated behaviors are described as voluntary choices that are under the control of the individual employee. The supervisor, who is actually the motivator, attempts to influence the factors that motivate employees to higher levels of productivity.

There are certain important characteristics that have an impact on organizational motivation such as

-Individual differences such as gender

-Job characteristics

-Organizational practices

Individual differences are described as personal needs, values, and attitudes, interests and abilities that people bring to their jobs and gender is an important part of individual differences. By job characteristics, it indicates the features of the position that determine its boundary line and challenges. Organizational practices imply the rules and regulations, human resources policies, managerial practices, and rewards systems of an organization. The duty of the manager, motivator or supervisors is to determine that how these factors impact employee job performance (Gemmy Allen -1998).

Why do managers need to understand gender roles in Organizational Motivation?

By saying that a manager motivates his subordinates implies that a manager perform certain actions that...