The Pros And Cons Of Motivation

712 Words3 Pages
(Herzberg, 1959) Two factor theory looks at factors that contribute to workplace satisfaction by looking at intrinsic (referred to as motivation factors) and extrinsic (referred to as hygiene factors) rewards. Intrinsic reward is internal to a person and is driven by their own personal desires or interests, and by the rewarding nature of their job. For e.g. Involve Kent offer services to people in the community who are isolated and vulnerable, and the work is very rewarding for staff, so they are motivated to obtain objectives set out for them. Intrinsic rewards could be; • Personal achievement • Professional growth • Pleasure from the work • Accomplishment It has been identified through this research that intrinsic rewards are much more of a motivator than financial rewards. However, having said that financial rewards may still be a motivating factor. For e.g. a KPI has been set for a member of staff within Involve Kent which has a financial reward attached to it, therefore this motivates the employee to obtain that KPI. However, if the KPI wasn’t at the the heart of clients needs...
Open Document