The motivational force analysis is going to be examined in this paper and it is to be compared and contrasted with existing theoretical tools employed to understand motivation, since it’s redefining the way of using motivational tools in organizations. The Motivational force analysis is a tool used to find the appropriate measures taken to get the optimal output from employees. This is done by performing a theoretical, psychological and statistical analysis resulting in functions of cost, motivation and output of the business. These functions are used in an mathematical analysis that derive at the motivational-equilibrium i.e. value of optimal cost-output level of motivation. This ...view middle of the document...
Business and management
6 aug 2013
Since the beginning of ages man has strived to make her workers achieve greater output at a smaller cost. In the early ages the apparent answer was slavery and punishments, were very effective. Since negative reinforcement has a great impact on ones behavior as evidence by Skinner’s operant conditioning 1937. However due to paradigm-shifting changes in the world such methods can no longer be used. In contrast motivation to complete a task requires positive reinforcement (encouragement). This has created a need for motivational explanations and theories to be employed to increase employees level of motivation. Many researchers and theorists have completed their analysis and their research has given vastly different answers to the question how employees are motivated. One very reasonable explanation of this is the enormous amount of variables affect the outcome and therefore needed to be considered, both indigenous and exogenous. Isolating the variable most relevant is an even more challenging job since everything from the current global financial situation or the personality or cultural values of a specific employee. Throughout this paper i will use relevant examples to illustrate my point.
The benefits from motivation is apparent and has been demonstrated at many times. Motivation has been seen to have a positive impact on output as well as.... however a greater output is what adds more value to the business for its stakeholders and is not directly proportional to motivation level, hence the effect of motivation on output is the main focus in MF-analysis. In this analysis two different types of motivation is to be considered extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. Extrinsic i.e.. exogenous from the activity itself most commonly different financial or material gain for the employee. Well demonstrated by Victor vroom in the expectancy theory. And intrinsic i.e.. indogenous from the activity itself for example better working conditions. Demonstrated by Herzberg and his research. Herzberg also argues that recognition and affiliation are very important factors contributing to motivation.
Why the motivation force analysis is needed
In differentiation from other motivational theories analysis and tools it that by performing an experiment the actual effect on the employee can be tested and evaluated before any measures...