Essays on Motivation as an Important Process in Management Coursework

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The paper 'Motivation as an Important Process in Management " is a perfect example of management coursework.   Motivation can be defined as the process that starts with a psychologically or a physiology requirement which usually activates a drive or behavior that is aimed at achieving a goal. In the organization, the manager requires that each employee shows increased and also qualitative productivity. However, in order to achieve this process, the behavior of the employee is thus very vital and is usually influenced by the environment in which they are working.

The manager of every company thus has to cater their employees in accordance and thus train them to abide with the company and adapt to its set up functions, and the behavior that is inherent to the needs and drives which will create a diverse opportunity to satisfy the companies needs. Discussion The manager of the company has the essence of creating good motivation to its workers and also understanding the importance of adopting motivation in the company. However, as the manager of any organization, it is important to provide motivation to the workers since by doing this it helps in reducing the employees turn over, it also improves good relations, improves morale both to the workers and to the staff, it also reduces absenteeism, it reduces accidents, reduces wastage and breakages, provides higher efficiency and finally facilitates innovations and initiatives.

The mangers of any organization taking an instance of a Hotel industry should always try to motivate the employees in such a way that they feel free to communicate and pass their grievances without fear of being intimidated at all (Cofer & Mortimer, 1997). In this regard, the manager of a Hotel is required to be concerned with the welfare of its employees.

Taking an example, the manager should provide incentives, bonuses and better salaries; that is through the companies set monetary factors. The incentives are for example; education allowances, medical allowances motivate the employees so much such that they become productive and effective to the company. Providing them with bonuses and better wages thus motivates them to work extra and they become loyal to the company. The managers should too show appreciation and recognition of hard work provided by the employees, provide good delegation authority since this helps the workers perform their tasks with commitment and dedication.

Nonetheless, by providing good working condition to the employees helps they get motivated this includes providing them with proper plant rooms, air-conditioned rooms, equipments, proper sanitation. The workers also feel motivated when their managers provide them with job security and job enrichment. They require be accepting and involving in the company’ s participation and providing with cordial relations (Weightman, 2008). In order to understand motivation clearly, some theories associated with motivation will be discussed.

These theories thus are aimed at understanding how managers may use them to motivate their employees. Going through Maslow’ s Hierarchy of Needs Theory – This theory was designed for the assumptions that the employees in the company are motivated by their managers through a series of universal needs.  

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