The Most Important Concepts Of Motivation

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Throughout this quarter, we have learned about many concepts managers should have or apply to their job in order to be successful. One of the most important concepts is motivation. Motivation is the persistence and intensity of the individual to reach a particular goal. As a manager, you need to understand the needs of employees and try your best to motivate them. Motivation is what gets tasks done, and improves companies around the world. Motivation can come from physiological needs, safety needs, social needs, esteem needs, or self-actualization needs. To be a successful manager, we must recognize the different needs that are important to each employee then design jobs that address those needs to maximize motivation as well as results. However,…show more content…
Employees should be given goals to reach, so it challenges their knowledge and so managers can give feedback for improvement. This is all part of the goal setting theory. The motivation behind it is to become better at the specific job. Managers can also motivate employees using pay or benefits. There are various types of pay/ benefit plans that motivate employees to do better or accomplish all tasks because they are rewards.
Finally, there is autonomy. Autonomy is about giving all employees the freedom to work and determine rules on their own. The motivation with is that they are highly satisfied with their job freedom. Job satisfaction is a big component of motivation. If an employee is happy where they work, they will always do their best to put energy into their job. This correlates directly with job engagement and increased productivity. Overall, the more an employee is motivated the higher chance managers will see happy employees, great productivity and high profits for the organization. Motivators give companies a competitive edge that ensures the survival of the company in the long run. A successful manager must always know how to expand motivators for their company to achieve company
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