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Employee Motivation in the Public Sector
An examination of motivation in the public sector and how leadership affects it.
# 100301 | 2,312 words | 10 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2007 in Business (Management) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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This paper discusses motivation and motivational factors within the context of the public sector from the 1990s onwards. It examines motivation as a new primary function of management and analyzes team and interpersonal communication factors that can affect motivation. The paper then reviews motivation itself and what determines it and examines the impact of leadership on motivation.

Table of Contents:
The Managerial Role
Teamwork and Communication
Rewards and Recognition
Role of Leadership in Motivation

From the Paper:

"Leadership differs from motivation in that leadership is a quality or a characteristic while motivation is a device that organizations and leaders utilize to achieve performance results from employees and staff members. Some researchers argue that because of the drastic changes to the economic and commercial environment in the 21st century it is more incumbent on management to acquire leadership skills and qualities than that of simple motivational qualities (Bass, 2000, para.3). Leadership qualities answer the needs of the 21st century business environment by endowing the practitioner of managerial leadership the ability to make adjustments to decisions, processes, and objectives in real time without constant referral to higher authority. Additionally, a true manager who is a leader is able to not only select individuals as being capable of performing independently but to inspire greater performance in the execution of their tasks."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arai, M., Wanc-Thibault, M. and Shockley-Zalabak, P. (2001). Communication Theory and Training Approaches for Multiculturally Diverse Organizations: Have Academics and Practitioners Missed the Connection? Public Personnel Management, 30, p.27.
  • Bass, B. (2000). The Future of Leadership In Learning Organizations. Journal of Leadership Studies, 7/3, p.18.
  • Grossman, R. (2005). Blind investment. HRMagazine, 50/1, pp.1-7.
  • Isaac, R., Pitt, D. and Zerbe, W.(2001). Leadership And Motivation: The Effective Application of Expectancy Theory. Journal of Managerial Issues, 13/2, p.212.
  • Mirjaliisa, C. (2004). Outstanding Article in Business Communication Quarterly. Business Communication Quarterly 67/1(2004): 106+.

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