Human Motivation

In some ways, U.S. business has come a long way from the “leave your
brain at the gate” era.Supervisors can no longer get by with saying “Do
it because I said so,” and executivesâ€"some of them at leastâ€"expect input
from their managers, and reward them for providing it. After the
introduction of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in business schools, there was
at least an awareness that modern people are motivated by lots besides
fear.Understanding the bases of motivation has done a lot to change the
way companies reward their employees.At MRI Center, motivation is
expected to be intrinsic to a great degree, because it is an organization
employing mainly professionals in their fields.But there is always room
for reward and encouragement, and MRI Center provides both.
Relationship of human needs to motivation
Survival needs are being met by paychecks, and they are not otherwise
addressed at MRI Center.But social needs play a role in some of the
rewards.”To belong and be accepted by others” is the core definition of
this need. (Thinkers, 1999)In the workplace, that means that man as a
social being’ wants to belong to more than just the company as a whole;
belonging to a specific work group is also not only necessary in terms of
getting the work done, but desirable in terms of fulfilling employee needs
and thereby motivating them.One of the group’s employees may belong to is
a mentoring group.This helps both old and new employees.Many workplace
gurus have recommended a formal program of mentoring.One believes that “
coaches’ can do a better job helping employees build careers within the
company than the employees’ managers, who are too busy handling technical
issuesâ€.” (Scheier, 1997)Whether or not career building is enhanced, MRI
Center new employees like to know there is avolunteer’ to whom they can
bring bo…

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