The paper "The Using of Motivation in Organisation" is a great example of management coursework. Motivation could be defined literally as the desire to do things. It is a crucial element in the setting and achievement of goals. The difference between a person who wakes up early at dawn to pound or wash or clean the pavements of the house and that stays in the house all along and all does nothing is that the one who wakes up before or at dawn to pound his pavement is motivated (Mullins, 2005). One can influence his or her levels of motivation and self-control.
Motivation calls for setting and achieving of goals which call for setting intentions and always remaining present. These goals will act as a guide to our well being and success. Motivation calls for self-regulation where failure is monitored. When one is goal-oriented motivation is also enhanced. Motivation calls for self-control and one is supposed to get off your ‘ but’ and focus all one's attention into achieving the goals (Mullins, 2005). Motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals.
It is said to be either intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the performance of the task itself. This kind of motivation relies on and exists in an individual and it does not depend on any external pressure. This kind of motivation is mainly associated with high education achievement among the students. People and mostly students will be said to be intrinsically motivated if they either attribute their educational results to factors that they themselves would control, for example, the effort they put or maybe due to their interest in mastering a topic rather than just wanting to achieve good grades in the subject of study (Mullins, 1996).
If employees or students believe that only they can determine their level of success in the achieving of their goals and that goals are not achieved by luck, they are said to be intrinsically motivated too. Extrinsic motivation comes from outside the employee or person or the student. Most of the common extrinsic motivation sources will include rewards like money or grades or may also come from threats of punishments that force someone to get motivated and aspire to achieve more.
Competition too is a source of extrinsic motivation this is because it encourages the performer to win and beat the others thus do well more than the others. In the aspect of a game or a completion, cheering from a crowd are also sources of extrinsic motivation and they help the players to be determined to always do better than they are doing and even achieve more. The self-control of motivation which is very important in the achieving of goals is also vital in the achievement of dreams as a person may be very talented but is unmotivated to display or show his talents.
Therefore, in case of an organization, self-control of motivation is required so that the timid employees may show off their talents for the overall growth and success of an organization (Beardwell et al, 2004).