Motivating team members
Motivation involves the internal and external factors that inspire desire and energy in employees to be continually interested and be committed to a particular career to make an effort to achieve the goals set. Smooth relationships enable efficient processes to be carried out within an organization thus creating the opportunity for successful projects. Successful projects lead to being a competitive firm in the global market. Having team members personally commit to the group's project's success gives it a greater chance of being unique in the market. It's upon the managers to encourage their employees to be committed as well as be motivated to their project's success. Furthermore motivation results from the interaction of both the sensible and insensible factors like the intensity of desire to perform a need, the expectations of the individual and that of their peers and the reward value of the goal intended to be achieved
It is worth to note that motivation is a personal choice; a manager can create a profound platform that creates an opportunity for his/her employees but cannot make decisions for them. Employees then require following the following factors to become and remain motivated to achieve a goal. Interest; it describes that the workers must find the value of reaching the goal. Achievability; one requires a need to the possibility that you can achieve the target. Advancement: comparing the accomplishments as you work to accomplish your aim. The reward; what payoff will you get in achieving your goal.
I am going to relate to the article on the impact of motivating and stimulating generation Y employees on company performance by Jana Skoludova and Lenka Horakova in conjunction with the international scientific conference on economic and social development on (Oct 20/Oct 21, 2016)
The primary objective highlighted in the above journal is that motivation is a requirement since companies are faced with competition in today's global market. Employees are a key factor in an enterprise’s performance on the world market and also determine the duration it's going to thrive as a competitor. One of the key techniques that result to an organization's prosperity is motivating and stimulating its employees.
It is, therefore, the agency's responsibility to determine the best methods of driving and challenging their employees. Due to evolution and advancements in technology, motivation methods have been changing over the decades. Some of the motivation techniques include paying your employees according to their worth. Providing the employees with a pleasant environment for working, offering them rewards after a good job done, encouraging happiness in the workplace thus maintain a smooth communication between the upper offices and the employees themselves which will make them fill appreciated and also setting the goals and objectives that require being achieved. Setting goals will aid the employees to avoid wasting time as they are already aware of the goals that are needed.
According to research carried out, motivation and stimulation of workers can help a business to develop innovation, thus contributing to increasing the organization's performance giving it a competitive advantage among its competitors.
The journal shows the difference between the generation X and Y. Members of Generation Y are commonly referred to as the internet generation. Generation x members are those that are older than 25 years. Compared to the generation X members Generation Y members are more technologically advanced due to the high involvement of knowledge and information sharing which is global. Just as every generation does, these people have their specific ways of life. The journal shows that Generation Y is more active than generation X thus require a high living standard thus require different motivation methods as compared to generation X.
The various elements that contrast the motivation methods in Generation Y: the opportunity to influence an organization which motivates them knowing that their work is being appreciated. Being part of a motivated team gives them the confidence to perform their duties as required. Problem-solving, less structured organizations provide the generation Y with the interdependence to make their decisions and also involve them in problem-solving, this alone is a motivation as they will conduct their activities knowing that the organization trusts their work. Other groups allow the generation y to bring your devise (BYOD) factor. It provides them with the opportunity and motivation to produce better results given that they are not restricted to using the organization's resources which they may be not familiar with or are not technologically advanced. Acknowledging the work done by either providing rewards to excellent performances and also recognize the mistakes done by encouraging them gives them the confidence to perform better.
Stimulating factors that lead to motivation.
Motivation factors need to be encouraged if the expected results are required. These includes the practical ways that generation y need to be motivated, these stimulation factors include bonuses for overtime work, most managers don't consider this form of bonus payment. Overtime bonuses will refund the employees extra time taken to undertake the labor given. Otherwise, they will remain reluctant the next time they will be exceeding their time in the workplace. Given that generation y are technologically advanced, they have a high probability of being innovative given to it that they are exposed to vast ideas and information. When they provide innovative methods to ease the job activity in an organization, they require bonuses that will motivate them to come up with newer and advanced methods of applications. Innovation enhances the workforce of an organization increasing its chances of being productive. Due to the many financial requirements that have mainly resulted from technology advance, generation y or the employees require pension plans and other insurances to cater for their needs. When organizations offer such coverage’s which motivates the employees to function without any stresses prior to their personal requirements.
Motivation derives as a better reward to the best performance rated in the organization. One of the methods that are used to achieve best results is by team effort whereby members of the same type of job activity involve themselves in knowledge sharing of information as well as gathering data required. In the case of generation Y in this journal, they use team efforts whereby they take advantage of technology advancements that are currently in place. Technology offers motivation in that various members of a projected team can connect with other groups across the globe. It is thus possible to communicate, hold discussions and share information all around the word in real time events.
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