Motivators & De-motivators
University of Phoenix
December 01, 2011
There have been numerous motivational theories developed over the years and used in the workplace to establish and maintain a healthy and strong work environment for all employees. Researchers have proved that motivation is a psychological process that helps you play in the competitive environment and hence makes you work more toward your goals (Mine, Ebrahimi, and Wachtel, 1995). The employees are the most valued asset of any company and for the company to be truly successful; the employees must be positively motivated to be as successful as possible while attaining their goals. This paper will examine two professional situations; one where I was motivated and another where I was not motivated.
Researchers have found that the process of motivation and the job satisfaction among the employees comes across the nature of the employees and their temperament toward the work. (House, Shane, & Herold, 1996). Within the information and technology field the talent, skillsets, and experience that one possess is recognized and counted towards qualifications for positions, promotion, and even salary. However; this criteria can be at times disregarded when individuals are put into positions or compensated more based on whom he or she knows or other influences and not based on actual qualifications and experiences. A scenario such as this can be a demotivating factor to any employee, especially one who has invested the time, dedication, and loyalty in order to rewarded with a position or compensation that he or she is more qualified for. I have previously been in similar predicament and...