The Persistence Of Motivation

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Motivation is the “processes that account for an individual’s intensity, direction, and persistence of effort toward attaining a goal.” (Robbins & Judge, 2009, p.175) The intensity of an individual’s motivation is the measure of how hard an individual tries at their job. An employee’s motivation should be directed toward the organization’s goals. The persistence of motivation is measured by how long the employee can maintain effort in order to achieve a set goal. All three of these elements are important in motivation within an individual. Furthermore, it is critical for all individuals within an organization to remain motivated within their jobs to accomplish the tasks required of them. There are several ways individuals can be…show more content…
Job rotation, also known as cross-training, allows employees to periodically shift their job tasks from one to another. When an employee becomes complacent due to boredom in their position, they can rotate into a new position and learn new skills. With the newly learned skills from job rotation, employees can later fill in for those positions when the person is unable to be on the job. Additionally, as an individual’s skill set increases through job rotation, they become more of an asset to their organization. (Lussier, 2014) In addition to giving the rotating employee something new to do to alleviant boredom and complacency, job rotation motivates the employee to continue to do well in their position as they can then realize the importance their position to the…show more content…
Flextime is short for “flexible work time,” and simply means that it allows for employees to express discretion over the time of arrival to work and the time of departure from work. (Robbins & Judger, 2014)Although with flextime, employees are still required to work a specified number of hours per week, it is up to their discretion how and when they work those hours. Flextime allows for employees to work their work schedule around their personal schedule. This is especially a great benefit for parents. A parent with flextime can ensure they do not have to miss sending their child off to school or a school play or classroom party, because they can flex their work schedule around those things. I had a part-time job with flextime. I was required to work a set number of hours per week and some of those hours were at a specified peak time, but if I needed to come in later or leave earlier for that day, I could adjust my hours around those time. I took advantage of this while my son was in Kindergarten and I never had to miss any of his classroom events. This kept me highly motivated in that job to ensure I was doing the best job possible in order to remain in that position and keep those
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