Motivation of employees is one of the central factors for the success of an organization. Employees who are unmotivated are likely to spend less effort in their workplace, produce work which is of low quality, and tend to avoid the workplace often (Lauby, 2005). On the other hand, motivated employees are likely to produce results of high quality, are productive and creative, and they are willing to undertake any task assigned to them to completion. Managers are interested in having their workers motivated for the purpose of increasing productivity, maximize profits, reduce production costs, and improve and enhance work place ethics.
Managers and management researchers have had a long believe that the level of commitment of members of the organization is crucial for attaining the goals and objectives of the organization (Kreisman, 2002). Motivation is considered as a human psychological characteristic that contributed to the degree of commitment of an individual. Motivation includes factors that channel, cause, and sustain the human behavior in a specific committed direction. There are various strategies used by managers to motivate employees such as salaries, wages, and working conditions.
There are various reasons as to why managers are interested in having motivated workers. The first reason is that motivated workers directly contribute to the improved performance, efficiency and workplace ethics in the company. According to Lauby (2005), providing various forms of incentives to employees’ motivated workers to work hard, and improve their performance as well as efficiency. Kreisman (2002) argue that motivation is a form of energy for workers to control and maintain their behavior in the workplace hence improving their performance. Managers are interested in ensuring that such positive characters are enhance and encouraged in the workplace for the purpose of improving the performance of employees. Moreover, motivated workers increase their level of performance in the business by raising their personal quest of attaining their personal goals and self-development.
Once workers attain some initial objectives, they are aware that there exists a clear association between the results they achieve and the effort they have invested which further motivates them to consistently continue maintaining their performance at a higher level. This closely relates to the overall performance of the organization. Motivated workers raise the efficiency of the company because they are able to balance between the abilities and the willingness to deliver for the company. Such balance leads to increased production, low costs for operation, and overall improvement in service delivery efficiency. Increased performance and efficiency ensures maximization of profits and reduced cost of production (Lauby, 2005). Efficiency is important because it eliminates redundant or repetitive roles in the business enterprise hence helps in reducing the costs related to production and generation of goods and services. Furthermore, motivated workers follow the set out workplace ethics is the organization. They execute their duties with diligent, honesty, and integrity.
The second reason in having motivated workers is that it leads to increased productivity and enables the company or the organization to achieve higher levels of revenues. Production is the rate of generation of product and services in relation to a specific workforce. Motivated workers improve the quality of service delivery which in turn increases the level of productivity (Lauby, 2005). Motivated workers increase productivity by spending more time in accomplishing many tasks within a short period of time. Managers are interested in ensuring that workers are motivated in order to achieve high and quality service deliver. Providing motivating incentives to employees challenges them to increase their performance which in turn results in high output or production. According to Fargus (2000), it is commonly accepted that highly motivated workers generate products and services of a higher value and also lead to more significant level of achieving the goals and objectives of the company. Motivation is therefore a vital element for the success of their business organization with increased in production leading to increased sales and increased revenues.
The third reason in having in having motivated workers is that it increases the innovation level of the organization and an increased chance to attain the goals and objectives of the company. Most business enterprises have business goals and objectives that give them a guidelines on the direction they are headed to (Beer, 2013). Managers are interested in having motivated workers in such business enterprises for the purpose of managing the resources properly, ensuring that the workplace environment is cooperative and conducive, and ensuring that every employee is directed by their personal targets. Innovation is crucial especially in the modern business environment that requires innovation and ideas to survive in the competitive business environment. Having motivated workers encourages to share and contribute new ideas for the growth of the company. Motivated workers are willing to go a step ahead to even carry out their own market research and come up with innovative strategies to ensure that their business stays at the top of the business segment in the competitive environment.
In a nutshell, managers are interested in having their workers motivated for the purpose of increasing productivity, efficiency, maximize profits, reduce production costs, and improve and enhance work place ethics. Workers improve performance by putting more energy the roles they are performing and increasing the efficiency of executing their roles in their workplace. Motivated workers increase productivity which in turn increase output leading to increased sales and revenues. Lastly, motivated workers increase the innovation level of the organization and an increased chance to attain the goals and objectives of the company.