Management Issue : Employee Motivation
Principles of Management
What Does That Mean?
Employee engagement is the common intuitive
sense that people, and particularly leaders within
organizations, have about work motivation.
Employee engagement is a desirable condition,
has an organizational purpose, and suggests
involvement, commitment, passion, enthusiasm,
focused effort, and energy.
Did you know?
Unmotivated and disengaged
employees can cost a company
$350,000,000,000 per year. Wouldn’t it be
nice to save that money!
Lack of employee motivation and
disengagement is not noticed directly on
employee but rather the company.
If the work is exciting it is much more likely
to be motivated and engaged. If not,
find a way to make it exciting! Its your
Money! More motivational then one
The Four Drives of Motivation
The drive to acquire.
The drive to bond.
The drive to comprehend.
The drive to defend.
Lets Talk About Money…
In order for pay to be an important motivator, there has to be
variability in pay options.
1. Pay is more important to extroverts than to introverts.
2. Receiving performance-based pay is more important to high
academic achievers than to others. Receiving higher pay than
their co-workers is more important to extroverts and individuals
with a history of social achievements.
3. High-performing employees appear to be particularly sensitive
to whether their higher performance is rewarded with above-
average pay increases, while low performers prefer low-
contingency pay systems.
4. Pay appears to be more important to men than to women.
5. People with high need for achievement and higher feelings of
self-efficacy prefer pay systems that more closely link pay to
Think About It…
Take complaints about pay seriously.
Do not fall very far below market pay levels.
Realize that most of the best employees want
strong pay-performance relationships.
Evaluate current pay systems with respect to
the strength of pay-performance relationships.
Examine whether executive pay is moving in
the same direction, and at roughly
proportionate rates, as employee increases.
*Money is not the only motivator. It may not even be a primary motivator. However, it plays a
very important role in motivating most employees.
In a changing economy having
engaged employees may be key to a
successful organization. Especially
because lack of engagement and
motivation shows a difference in the
amount of money wasted.
“You can’t motivate
people any more than you
can empower them.
Employees have to
However, you can set up
an environment where
they best motivate and
- Carter McNamara
Conquer The Problem!
Put square pegs in square holes.
Get off on the right foot.
Empower employees and give them 'stretch
Help people create a personalized learning
Properly manage and appreciate the
performance of your team.
Oil the wheels of the team and maintain a positive
Motivated, engaged, and happy employees.
Saving money by getting more accomplished during the
Overall success for the organization.