Essay: Ways to Motivate Employees
It is advisable that managers use a combination of the motivational factors to yield the best employee performance results. In their research, Wood et al (1990), they concluded that employees performed to their best when they felt highly motivated. Since different employees can be motivated by different strategies of motivation, they found out that the organization that employed a combination of the motivation strategies came up with the best results. The firms that employed only a single all combination of very few motivation factors came up with poor results. These firms could only motivate a section of the employees and leave out the rest and this made the employees feel like they are not treated equally and thus high turnover rates were reported. It is therefore worthy noting that whichever the motivation combination used, employees should feel equal and thus increase their performance significantly.
Employee motivation is a topic that has been debated for ages since it is not clear to the managers or employers. Many managers are left in the dark when it comes to deciding on the best method to apply and make their employees feel motivated. There are firms, which have been closed due to the failure of the managers to know what is best for their employees and what ought to be done. Researches on this issue have to be conducted continuously since it has been noted that the motivational factors are not constant. These researches are also of great help to the managers who think that by having high wage rates for their employees, employees will feel motivated and thus improve on performance. It therefore follows that the managers should be on the look out to access the results and the findings of the researches conducted on this issue. This will ensure business survival.