Employee Motivation


Definition: Employee Motivation is a process to stimulate a person working in an organization to act towards some desired purpose or goal and/or to change the behavior of a person in some desired way.
Key in the process of motivation is to address employee needs.
Problematic is that there are so many different human needs (Hierarchy of Needs, Theory of Needs, Two Factor Theory, ERG Theory) and so many ways to address them (Management by Objectives, Hawthorne Effect, Expectancy Theory, Theory X and Y).


More on behavior and motivation: Attribution Theory, Employee Commitment, Employee Involvement, ERG Theory, Expectancy Theory, more...


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