Motivation in the Workplace Essay
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Motivation is a very broad term that is discussed in a variety of settings. There is the motivation to perform in a business setting, the motivation to perform on the field of competition, the motivation to provide for friends and family, and the motivation to accomplish goals that have been set. These are all various motivations that any one person can be involved with at any time. According to Maslow, motivation always exists within a person and in various forms, “...motivation is constant, never ending, fluctuating, and complex, and that it is an almost universal characteristic of practically every organismic state of affairs” (Maslow, 1954). As complex as motivation seems, it is everyone’s intention to identify their personal…show more content…
With this being said, motivation is very complex and is continuously fluctuating over time (Maslow, 1954). Getting employees optimally motivated is very difficult, due to the various components that go into motivation. However, when an employee is positively motivated, they will be able to accomplish any task set in front of them.
An aspect of motivation that was answered early on in research was learning to understand individual needs. In early research, it was believed that employees worked or were motivated to do so based upon their needs; they were motivated to satisfy their needs in other words. There are four main need-based theories of motivation include: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the ERG theory, Herzberg’s Dual Factor Theory, and McClelland’s Acquired Needs Theory (Carpenter, Bauer, Erodgogan & Short, 2013).
Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs was introduced in the mid-1940’s by Abraham Maslow; it is one of the most popular theories of work motivation to this day. the theory was originally used specifically in a psychological setting, but was made more popular by Douglas McGregor in the late 1960’s and began to be used by not only psychologists but managers as well (Steers & Porter, 1983). The hierarchy is based on the fact that human beings have needs, Maslow took these needs and separated them into five categories: physiological needs, safety, belongingness or social needs,
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Hi, I’m Lydia McClelland, and I’m an English (50), Literature (42), French (42) and Music Performance theory tutor.
ABOUT ME & QUALIFICATIONS
In 2015 I graduated from a non-selective public secondary school with an ATAR of 99.05. Currently I’m studying the Bachelor of Arts/Music at Monash University.
I have two years of experience tutoring, and in 2016 half of my regular English students achieved scores over 40, putting them in the top 9% of the state. Having said that, a score above 40 is far from the only measure of success, and I’m equally proud of my students from a range of language backgrounds who worked hard to meet different goals.
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I’m available most weekdays and Saturdays, and I charge $45 per hour for individuals or $25 each for groups.