Personalizing Productivity

Essay by athorn343University, Bachelor'sB+, February 2008

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This assignment presents the importance of motivation in an organization towards achieving the organizational goals. Motivating the employees using various rewards is one of the key roles of the manager. In today's workforce there are many new skilled employees. To make full use of their skills and knowledge managers must challenge themselves to ensure the needs of these employees are met.

An organization, simply put, is a group that is formally designed to achieve some specific goal. A top concern of those managing this organization will always be to motivate their employees in an effort to reach their goal as cost-effective and as quickly as possible. Motivation is difficult to explain as well as practice, however, motivation is still the one thing that makes people productive in their jobs. The motivated employee learns fast, deals with customers courteously and efficiently, is cooperative with other employees, and is committed to helping you achieve the kind of results your business needs.

Unfortunately, these types of employees do not grow on trees, and must be assisted to become truly motivated towards an organization's goals. There are many theories that can be studied and applied to any situation. Motivational theories are studied and practiced by theorists and companies to increase productivity. Motivation is the process of arousing, directing and maintaining behavior towards a goal.

The willingness to exert high levels of effort toward organizational goals, conditioned by the effort's ability to satisfy some individual needs, employee motivation is a good way to increase productivity in an organization. When employees are motivated they will have a reason to focus more effort on what they are doing. Motivation is a crucial management tool in lifting the organization's work force, and its key elements take forms like offering rewards, improving working conditions, or employee recognition.

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