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How does motivation affect employee performance?

Atkinson, Niamh (2021) How does motivation affect employee performance? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study aim was to explore how motivation can affect employee performance. Motivation can be both a positive and negative factor in the workplace. This study examines factors that are associated with motivation, such as benefits, approaches, the manager’s role and employee turnover rates.

The participants who took part in this study were employees from two different type of organisations; a creche setting and a business organisation. The employees were asked questions on motivation in their workplace and how important they felt motivation was for their own work. The interviews used open-ended questions, that allowed a good flow of conversation to happen.

A lot of valuable information was gathered from the interviews. One of the main findings in this study is that all employees interviewed highlighted the importance of positive motivation and stated they personally would struggle to stay long term in a workplace where they felt unmotivated. Thus, highlighting how poor motivation can result in organisations having high employee turnover rates.

Overall, this research gathered a lot of strong opinions on the matter of motivation and examined the importance it has on employees and their performance.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2022 11:16
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 11:16
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5273

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