Essays on Employee Motivation at Workplace Article

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The paper 'Employee Motivation at Workplace ' is a great example of a Management Article. This exercise is about taking a critical analysis of the article that talks about the motivation of employees in the workplace as one of the important aspects of employee management. The article under analysis is entitled, “ Worker Motivation: A Case Study in a Hospital Charitable” which is an Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. The authors of the article are Mario Camargo, Bernardes Jaime, Filho Walter, and Russo Suzana. The article was published online in 2012.

The article primarily talks about how employee motivation and how it fulfills the management task of employee satisfaction at the workplace. In the address, the article analysis will cover three main areas namely: the main themes in the article, the progress of the social science and finally, the significance of the data, findings, and arguments presented in the contemporary management environment and in particular in motivating the employees for satisfaction and hence performance and effectiveness. 2.0 Summary of the article To start with, the article has presented the concept of employee motivation at the workplace and has made the use of different academic kinds of literature to explain the concept for the leader to understand and how it does influence employees’ satisfaction in the workplace.

In addressing this important area in management, the article has made an attempt in reference to literature to present employee motivation as an area of contention when trying to achieve high-level satisfaction among the employees. For instance, the authors of this article have cited different sources like Herzberg (1959), Bergamini (1997), Moscovici (1997), Stewart (1998), and Nonaka (2000) in building on their literature.

Important in making use of the literature as a review in writing about employee motivation by the authors, is that the different material gives different and wide perspective on the definition and application of the concept. For example, in Herzberg (1959), employee motivation in an organization is founded on two major assumptions which are: hygienic factors which include the workplace environment, physical conditions, wages, benefits, the general organizational climate and many more; Herzberg also goes to present a second assumption on motivation which maintains that other motivational factors include the group and the duties as well tasks that individuals are assigned (Camargo et al 2012).

From the review of relevant literature, the authors have also identified the so commonly known “ hierarchy of needs” which tend to explain how employee motivation can be achieved by satisfying employee needs in a hierarchical manner. While the article has addressed extensively on the aspect of employee motivation, it can be noted from the literature that it has been presented in detail the foundation of employee motivation without giving due consideration on what is happening in the contemporary management.

This has posed a challenge on how to validate the literature and make it fit in the context of employee motivation today. However, it is important to recognize that even though the literature referred to, gives some different perspective on employee motivation, the research that was carried in a case has given some new revelations on the concept. For instance, while in the literature, it is presented that among the factors that have dominated the long list of employee motivators, high salaries, benefits, and payments, are among the top motivators while such factors as job status and comfort in the facilities are considered external motivating factors.

But according to the survey, the findings show that even if all the factors that have been identified are implemented, without due consideration to the job one loves but just compensation, motivation is far from being reached by management (Hong et al 2011).

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Camargo, M., Bernardes, J., Filho W and Russo S 2012, Worker Motivation: A Case Study in a Hospital Charitable, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 6(9), p. 135-140.

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