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Fundamentals of Motivation One of the most important things to learn in for human relations are How do you get people to do things The answer rests on an understanding of what motivation is all about for it is motivated workers who ultimately get things done and without such people no organization can hope to be effective What motivates an individual to act in a given way Lets look at what motives are Motives needs drives wants or impulses within the individual Regardless of how we define motives however motive arouse and maintain activity as well as determine the general direction of an individuals behavior Motives are classified in two categories Primary motives that are unlearned Ex the need for food and shelter Secondary motives that are learned Ex the need for power achievement and affiliation Motives are directed towards goals If a person needs money motive they will opt for overtime goal An individual who desires recognition motiv e will strive for promotion goal Human Resources Department and individuals goals The Departments Goals The Individuals Goals Good customer service Good pay High quality of Recruitment Job security High Recognition among the district Chance to achieve Adequate worker efficiency Challenging work High quality of human relation skills Work satisfaction Motive Strength In many occasions an individual may have many motives or needs and can not actively pursue all of them simultaneously Motive Strength helps to determine which motives a person will attempt to satisfy through activity To understand this concept lets look at the diagram drawn below High Motive Strength Low 1 2 3 4 5 As you can see in this figure motive five has the greatest motive strength and will receive the most activity This means that an individual will work hardest to satisfy a particular motive that they want to achieve Conclusion When an individual is given the opportunity to attain a d esired goal he or she is positively motivated and
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