To enhance productivity at the workplace, Motivation is essential. but the question is how to motivate employees. Well, there are various motivational theories.
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory
- McGregor’s X and Y Theories
- McClelland’s Need Achievement Theory
- The Equity Theory
- Value–Percept Theory
- Vroom’s Expectancy Theory
- Porter-Lawler Model
let's discuss the first theory
Maslow's Hierarchy of needs
This theory is based on the human requirement, Abraham Maslow explained how individuals behave when they met the requirement. Maslow's theory indicates that Job satisfaction revolved around employees' needs and that factors bring them to a reasonable level of satisfaction.
Maslow divided his theory into five different stages as per individuals' priorities, these five stages are based on the various needs of human beings.
- Stage-1 Physiological needs
- Stage-2 Safety and security needs
- Stage-3 Social needs
- Stage-4 Esteem Needs
- Stage-5 Self- actualization needs
Stage-1 Physiological needs
Physiological needs are basic needs like drinking when thirsty, and eating when hungry, Maslow considered psychological needs as the most essential needs. people are more likely to fulfill these needs first, for instance- If anyone is really hungry then it's hard to focus on any other thing besides food.
Stage-2 Safety and security
Once the physiological needs are fulfilled then it's human tendency to think about safety and security which includes saving, investment, and extra income.
Stage-3 Social need
This step involved love feelings and acceptance. These needs include both relationship Romantic relationships as well as tied with friends and family members. It also includes forming a social group. Feeling the love from others and feeling love towards others both are the key points of this stage.
Stage-4 Esteem Needs
This need involved two components- the first component involved Feeling confident and feeling good about oneself. The second component involved feeling valued by others.
Stage-5 Self- actualization needs
Self-actualization needs to involve a feeling of fulfillment all needs are acquired by the individual. A person is living up to the potential. a significant feature of this stage is person looks different from others.
According to Maslow, this feeling of self-actualization is really rare for instance Albert Einstein and Mother Teresa. to read more about Maslow's theory please read my upcoming blog
Motivation allows management to attain its goals. Without motivation, It’s too difficult to attain organizational goals without motivation workplace could be placed in a very risky position.
The motivated employee can lead the higher productivity and allow the organization to achieve a higher level of output. Imagine having employees without motivation for work, they will probably use their time at their desk surfing on the internet for personal pleasure, Gossiping with others, even applying for other jobs as well. This Is a waste of your time and your resources.
Benefits of Motivated Employees
Employee motivation is highly important for each organization since it brings many benefits which include.
Improve Employee Efficiency
Improve Employee Commitment
Ongoing employee Development
Improve Employee Satisfaction
Higher Productivity level
Creativity and Innovation
Goal Oriented workforce
a Better understanding of the End Goal
Better as a Team Player
Influence to another worker
Great reputation leads to strong recruitment
To know more about Employee motivation, kindly read the upcoming monthly blog.
We often hear the term motivation. We all are human and that’s why we all have emotions and motivation is the driving force behind our behavior. Let’s discuss this in detail.
What is Motivation?
Motivation is the desire to act in service of the Goals. It’s the most crucial objective in setting and attaining business objectives.
We can define the motivation by the line in the book ‘The War Of Art’ written by The author Steven Pressfield “At some point, the pain of not doing it becomes greater than the pain of doing it.”
Motivation is a powerful weapon for any organization yet a tricky one. Sometimes it’s really easy to get motivated and motivate others, other times it's nearly impossible to figure out how to motivate oneself and others as well.
Every choice has a price but when employees are motivated it is easier to bear the inconvenience of action than the remaining same. In other words, employees are at the level ‘ It’s Easier To Change Than The Remaining Same’
Scientists define motivation as a general willingness to do something. It is the set of psychological forces that compel you to take action.
Common Misconception about motivation
How does motivation come?
We all have this misconception that motivation arrives as a result of watching motivational videos or reading inspirational books but one of the most surprising things is Motivation often comes AFTER starting new behavior not BEFORE. It’s the result of an action, not the cause of it.
I hope you get a basic understanding of Motivation. To know more about the motivation stay in tune with upcoming HR Blogs.