Employee Motivation Research

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1. INTRODUCTION The purpose of submitting this report is that a critical review have been done on the journal ' The impact of employee motivation on organizational performance (A study of some selected firms in Anambara State Nigeria), which is using primary data for the research. Employee motivation is a widely researched area. This is due to the positive effects motivation has on organizations and their performance. Research shows that motivated employees tend to display more positive work attitudes than employees who are not motivated. Therefore it is important that organizations identify these factors that affect employee motivation. The first section analyses the summary of purpose, rationale and related literature of this study. The…show more content…
When conducting research on employee motivation, the sample selected for the study should include employees from different industry sectors, from different levels in the organizational hierarchy for the research to be an effective one. The research is limited to the manufacturing industry where only 17 firms have been chosen and further only employees in the managerial level have been included in the survey. This is inadequate to form a solid conclusion regarding the impact of employee motivation on organizational performance. Managerial staff in the manufacturing sector might be motivated by certain factors whereas managers in other industries such as insurance, banking, healthcare, technology, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications etc will be affected by various other factors. Furthermore managerial staff have reached a certain level in their career and will therefore be motivated by different factors as compared to factors that affect motivation of operational level staff. The author has included results of a study conducted by Centres and Bugental (2007). This study concluded that employees at higher occupational level valued motivators or intrinsic job factors and whereas employees at a lower occupational level valued hygiene factors or extrinsic job factors. The sample used in this research is inadequate to reach the conclusion mentioned by the author 'The researcher…show more content…
The research includes data regarding motivation of employees but does not include the statistical data of performance of organizations . The methodology used by the researcher does not identify the link between employee motivation and the firm's performance. The questionnaire used only reveals the types of motivational tools used by the organization. If this study revealed that in an organization where there is little or no growth, employees are less motivated when compared to an organization that is performing well then this study would be complete. Hence the methodology used to answer the third research question ' Does employee motivation have any relationship with organizational performance or firm growth?' is to a certain extent
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