Employee Motivation and Productivity Term Paper by Nicky

A brief discussion on strategies for increasing employee motivation and productivity.
# 145928 | 766 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 07, 2010 in Business (Human Resources) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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The paper considers strategies to increase the level of motivation in employees, with a focus on public sector employees, such as a social worker in a nursing home. The paper discusses how the task of motivating employees in any organization is about fostering and nurturing an internal sense of ownership of their jobs and the opportunity to continually gain mastery of it.

Employee Motivation Strategies for Public Sector Employees

From the Paper:

"Increasing the level of motivation in employees regardless of the main business of any organization requires a well-defined and consistently executed series of strategies to continually earn their trust and therefore gain results. The foundation of any successful change management program to increase motivation must be based on trust (Hurley, 2006). The many challenges of creating trust with employees while defining, clarifying and consistently keeping opportunities for achievement open to them is critical for long-term motivation to work (Herzberg, 2003). Relying purely on the rewards of time off or more pay is seldom strong enough of a motivator to keep employees continually focused on improvement (Douglas, Zivnuska, 2008). Instead what is needed is a change management program based on trust (Burke, Sims, Lazzara, Salas, 2007) that also provides the flexibility of giving employees an opportunity to gain a sense of accomplishment from their tasks (Herzberg, 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jeff Dennis. (2007, March). THE 20% SOLUTION. Profit, 26(1), 25. Retrieved February 14, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1219077571).
  • C Shawn Burke, Dana E Sims, Elizabeth H Lazzara, Eduardo Salas. (2007). Trust in leadership: A multi-level review and integration. Leadership Quarterly, 18(6), 606. Retrieved February 16, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1397260071).
  • Ceasar Douglas, Suzanne Zivnuska. (2008). Developing Trust in Leaders: An Antecedent of Firm Performance. S.A.M. Advanced Management Journal, 73(1), 20-28,2. Retrieved February 13, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1451832151).
  • Frederick Herzberg. (2003, January). One more time: How do you motivate employees. Harvard Business Review, 81(1), 87-96. Retrieved February 15, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 272453511).
  • Robert F Hurley (2006). The Decision to Trust. Harvard Business Review, 84(9), 5562. Retrieved February 16, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1116860651).

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