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Leadership and motivation INTRODUCTION The role of the first-line manager is to get things done through other people but the only way to lead people to carry out a task is to give them the desire to do it by influencing by persuading them to reach common goals by motivating them A manager or supervisor who possesses those abilities is a leader Leadership and motivation are two skills essential in any organisation but are not the easiest Many reaches have been undertaken about those topics and several theories have been developed MOTIVATION aDefinition The concept of motivation is usually used in organisational contexts -Motivation is the set of processes that stimulate guide and sustain human behaviour towards accomplishing some goals M Morley et al 199856 -Motivation is what spurs on and encourages them to act and reach their goals -The way the behaviour is triggered off maintained or broken off within the organisation bTheories of motivation There is not one best way to motivate staff members Everyone is different and has his or her own needs that is the reason why it is so difficult to create a work atmosphere where everybody employees and employers is satisfied I mean where the employees work willingly blossom while being effective In every work team there are very good elements and bad one and once more it depends of the level of ability skill ambition motivation of everyone Theorists like Maslow Mc Clelland and many other ones examined the problem of motivation end attempted to determine what motivate people and especially at work Motivation theories are classified in three different groups - Content Theory Those approaches concern the factors which motivate people - Process Theory Equity theory and Expectancy theory emphasizes not only on what people expect from their job
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