Employee Motivation Literature Review

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1.1) INTRODUCTION The aim of this review is to assess the impact that organisational culture has on employee motivation. The review will have a critical look at the different theories and components of organisational culture, motivation, motivation in the workplace and how organisational culture impacts on employee motivation when linking organisational culture to employee motivation. Several studies and theories over the course of history has helped to shape current literature on the concepts of motivation, culture and organisational culture as we know it today. To this date many of these common ideas and beliefs from these theories are still relevant to this date. 1.2) ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE 1.2.1) UNDERSTANDING ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE Edgar Henry Schein (Born March 05, 1928), are regarded by many as the pioneer of many fields in organisational development, including organisational culture. According to BSG Experts, Edgar Henry Schein defined organisational culture as: “The term “Organization culture” refers to the values and beliefs of an organization. The principles, ideologies as well as policies followed by an organization form its culture. It is the culture of the workplace which decides the way individuals interact with each other and behave with people outside the company. The employees must respect their organization’s culture for them to deliver their level best and enjoy their work. Problems crop up when individuals are unable to adjust to a new work culture and
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