By : Niladri Nath Sanyal
The external and internal factors which stimulates our desire to attain a particular goal is “MOTIVATION”. It is an act or a process of giving someone a reason to do something. It literally acts as a force on us. Motivation is awakening before dawn. It can only be inferred by observing a person’s behavior. It guides a person to act in a particular way for a specific behavior.
MOTIVATION: AN ORGANIZATIONAL POINT OF VIEW
Motivation is very important for an organization because of the following reasons:
- PUTS HUMAN RESOURCES INTO ACTION:
Every organization requires physical, financial and human resources to accomplish the goals. It is through motivation that the human resources can be utilized by making full use of it. This can be done by building willingness in employees to work. It will help the organization in securing best possible utilization of resources.
- IMPROVES LEVELS OF EFFICIENCY OF THE EMPLOYEES :
The level of a subordinate or an employee does not only depend upon his qualifications and his abilities. For extracting the best of his work performance, the gap between ability and willingness has to be filled up which helps in improving the level of performance of the subordinates. This will result into:
Increase in productivity;
Reducing cost of operations;
Improving overall efficiency.
- LEADS TO ACHIEVEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS:
The goals of an organization can be achieved only when the following factors take place:
There is best possible utilization of resources;
There is cooperative work environment;
The employees are goal directed and they act in a purposive manner;
Goals can be achieved if coordination and cooperation takes place simultaneously which can be effectively done through motivation.
- LEADS TO STABILITY OF WORKFORCE:
Stability of workforce is very important from the point of view of reputation and goodwill of an organization. The employees can remain loyal to the organization only when they have a feeling of participation in the management. The skill and efficiency of the employees will always be an advantage to the organization.
EMPLOYEE DEMOTIVATION: Causes and Solutions
DEMOTRIVATION IS CONTAGIOUS: Even one demotivated employee who constantly cribs about work or other undesirable factors can quickly work on demotivating others too. Organizations are prone to the dangers of demotivation at all times. However, it is very important to tackle it without any delay.
“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right”
Everyone needs to be motivated or enthused in all respects of life. Motivation is the key to a happy and productive organization. For an employee to work well, the essence of motivation lies in him putting in his entire effort into his work and at times even to go beyond doing prescribed tasks.
Motivation plays an important role in employee productivity, quality and speed of work. A proper efficient leader should be chosen in all the departments of an organization to motivate their subordinates.
“If you build an army of hundred lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight like a lion.”