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Definition of Motivation


Definition of Motivation.According to Edwin B Flippo, “Motivation is the process of attempting to influence others to do their work through the possibility of gain or reward.

Significance of MotivationMotivation involves getting the members of the group to pull weight effectively, to give their loyalty to the group, to carry out properly the purpose of the organization. The following results may be expected if the employees are properly motivated.
1. The workforce will be better satisfied if the management provides them with opportunities to fulfill their physiological and psychological needs. The workers will cooperate voluntarily with the management and will contribute their maximum towards the goals of the enterprise.
2. Workers will tend to be as efficient as possible by improving upon their skills and knowledge so that they are able to contribute to the progress of the organization. This will also result in increased productivity.
3. The rates of labor’s turnover and absenteeism among the workers will be low.
4. There will be good human relations in the organization as friction among the workers themselves and between the workers and the management will decrease.
5. The number of complaints and grievances will come down. Accident will also be low.
6. There will be increase in the quantity and quality of products. Wastage and scrap will be less. Better quality of products will also increase the public image of the business.

Motivation Process1. Identification of need
2. Tension
3. Course of action
4. Result –Positive/Negative
5. Feed back

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