Motivation in Business

Motivation in Business

´╗┐Motivation in practice
Introduction
Motivation is the way in which employees are encouraged to want to work and do well at there job because they want to meet a certain goal or objective. A motivated employee is somebody who works hard because they feel fulfilled when they do so. This is important to all businesses because if the staff within businesses are not motivated then there is no will to do well in there job role because they will be demotivated, when employees are demotivated they are more likely to make mistakes on the task that they do, if mistakes are made then businesses have more costs for example if an employee gets the measurements of ingredients in a cake then the cake would not be able to be sold or would have to be sold at a lower price so this would result in the business either losing out on a sale or losing out on profit. If people are motivated then they would want to do well and work well so therefore would not cost the business as much and would mean the business would then gain more profit because mistakes are not being made. In order to gain information about how Ikea motivate staff and keep employees wanting to work at Ikea I will be interviewing Miss Goulding who works on the customer returns section of Ikea. From doing this I will be able to get a real insight about the way that Ikea communicates with staff and if they respect the staff and also the ways in which Ikea motivate staff.
Factors that effect motivation at work
There are 5 main factors that effect staff motivation at work. these are money, praise, responsibility, career opportunities and social factors.

money is a big incentive within any business. this is because no matter what employees get paid they will always want more, this was backed up by Taylor who came up with the theory of the only reason people go to work is for money so Taylor came up with something called piece rate. this is the thought of people getting paid per unit they produce for example if they...

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