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Part Two Motivation Many people believe that they are motivated by earning money, but this is not entirely true, because other factors like variety of workplace and the need to be appreciated for the work they do also needs to be put into practice. The need to be appreciated for the work they do may be reflected in the prestige attached to their job, and while the need for a variety in the workplace may be satisfied by an interesting job. A factor, which effects motivation, is that every individual has different needs. For example an employee may prefer to work on his or her own than in a friendly team. In order to have good motivation employees needs have to be found. This is shown in how lack of motivation equals reduced effort and lack of commitment. An example of how employee's needs could be satisfied is through involving them in discussions so that they feel recognized and wanted. A business could also set up discussions with management about goals and working practices which would make employees feel their option counts and also that their contribution is valuable. In the long term this may result in the employee being willing to work longer hours or take responsibility. ...read more.


I have some experience of this as when I worked at the old Grimsby fish docks most managers fitted in to the Theory X managers. This may be because they have smaller businesses and the working environments aren't ideal. Now I work in a modern factory where motivation techniques are essential, the manager fits into Theory Y. He is also young and outgoing and understands motivation techniques. Example of a business using theory's. An example of these ideas being used in business today is the Volvo plant in Uddevalla which opened in 1989. It was designed to allow workers to work in teams of 8-10. Each team built a complete car and made decisions about production. It was found that the absenteeism rates at the Uddevalla averaged 8 per cent, compared to 25 per cent in their Gothenburg plant, which used a production line system. This shows that more people want to come to work because they enjoy their tasks. What People Need To Be Motivated In order for people to know how to motivate themselves towards their target they have to decide on these 3 things: 1. Decide on the result you want to achieve 2. Take action towards that result 3. ...read more.


Taking into account that it is very difficult to put theory's into practice, R.F.P have taken some thought into trying to stop employees being de-motivated by the difficult wage crisis the fish industry is under. Due to the task ask for factory operatives, the wages are relatively low because of the difficulty of tasks. This is not the way current employees see the matter and believe because of the intensive physical work endured, they should be paid a higher wage. In my opinion I think that the theories are very difficult to abide by because of the industry the company is in. I believe there is a limit to how much motivation can be used to counter-balance problems in the hygiene factor. In analysis I think that the motivational practices are ample for this type of businesses due to the very difficult market they are in and the community where they operate. I think this because in the past Grimsby used to be the main food town of Britain and where paid a high wage. Because Grimsby could not keep up with the fast moving economy in other areas of the world, they are no longer as important to the food industry as they used to be which has now resulted in wage decreases. ...read more.

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