Factors Affecting Employee Motivation

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Employee motivation refers to the psychological forces determining direction of a person’s behavior in an organization, level of effort and level of persistence. The techniques required to motivate an employee are: -
• The design of a person’s job includes designing jobs creating a challenging and interesting task for the employee and check if it is effective and efficient for fulfillment of job. This can be achieved by: -
 Job simplification: - standardizing and simplifying tasks.
 Job enlargement: - combining tasks to give the employee a greater variety of work.
 Job rotation: - moving workers to different tasks periodically.
 Job enrichment: - enhancing the actual job by building up employee through motivational
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Employer should hire the right people from the start. The “right people” are those who are happy, satisfied, self-fulfilled and respectful. It is also important to have the appropriate placement, increasing the company’s value. If the appropriate people for the job are not recruited, whatever techniques you use and to whatever level, you cannot motivate them completely.
2. Individuals should receive personalized leadership from their managers and managers should constantly communicate with their employees handling any query or complaint because each and every employee is unique.
3. Flexibility in the firm’ policies, it’s job description, and career development should be there to keep the job interesting.
4. Company processes for e.g. workloads, accountability and incentive structures should be fair. , and employees should never get a feeling of discrimination or biasness of any kind.
5. Intrinsic factors of motivation should be more than extrinsic factors. Incentives and bonus does not motivate employees in the long run. Incentives and bonus plans do require more attentive management and result in key metrics being more visible. So, more intrinsic factors should be
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Being motivated help employees being committed, working hard and contributing value to the firm.
• Employee motivation can be increased with incentives, feedback and reward programs. Also, employee morale should be raised, training and education should be provided and positive messages should be reinforced.
Implementing these motivation strategies will improve employee performance, employee morale, encourage team work and there will be a positive attitude in the workplace.

Dissatisfaction and no employee motivation causes negative consequences: -
• LOW PRODUCTIVITY: -Poor Performance Employees who are not motivated perform at a lower level than others, and then other workers employees feel that they must work harder to compensate for unfinished tasks, leading to low quality work.
• DIS-SATISFACTION: -When one employee lacks motivation, it can bring down the morale of the entire office, and the bad reputation may make your employees want to quit.
• POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE: -De-motivation will result in poor customer service as they wouldn’t have a good opinion about the firm or product.
• DECREASED REVENUE: Ultimately it will decrease your