Managers and Motivation
The essay articulately highlights the importance of motivation in job performance or job production. It explains three considerations that managers should make while evaluating job performance: job position, career stage, and personal factors. These, indeed, are important factors where the manager wants to carry out a case-by-case evaluation. The job position or occupation talks about the position, title, department or the responsibility of an employee as an important determinant of motivation. The motivation factor in each job is different. However, in relation to the job occupation, the article seems to ignore the possibility of job placement as important motivation factor (Bruce, 2006). If the employees are placed in jobs that do not match their skills, they are likely to be de-motivated and thus affect their performance.
Bruce, A. (2006). How to Motivate Every Employee: 24 Proven Tactics to Spark Productivity in the Workplace. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional.
Crouse, N. (2005). Motivation Is an Inside Job: How to Really Get Your Employees to Deliver the Results You Need. Baltimore: iUniverse