4 Keys Importance of Motivation in Workplace
Agus Setiawan

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4 Keys Importance of Motivation in Workplace

Motivation is a reason for actions, willingness, and goals. Motivation is derived from the word motive, which means a need that requires satisfaction. Those needs may be acquired through influence of culture, society, lifestyle, or may be generally innate. While motivation theory is tasked to discover what drives individuals to work towards a goal or outcome.

Why Motivation is Important in Workplace?

Businesses are interested in motivation because motivated individuals are more productive and therefore lead to better economic growth of organization. It has effect on employees as individuals to achieve and as well as ability to be innovative because they believe in themselves which will benefit the organization to succeed. Further, motivation in workplace could lead to several other things as follow:

Increase Productivity

First, motivation is a process that leads to an increased productivity of employees. Motivation could fulfil the needs of employees and therefore drives employees to gives their best at their job using their abilities. A motivated employees will be willing to put in more effort towards the betterment of the organization than employees who are unmotivated.

Ensure Organizational Efficiency

This motivation type refers to the process of rewarding people for meeting their targets or goals. Many people feel motivated only when they earn recognition as it gives them the satisfaction of achieving something. Achievement motivation plays an important role in making employees more goal oriented.

Incentive Motivation

Motivation plays an important role in changing the attitude of employees in organization. An Indifferent attitude is extinguished most efficiently by motivation. The presence of such a favorable attitude allows the organization to thrive and be successful.

Ensure Loyal Employee

A well-motivated employee is a loyal employee. Motivated employees have high levels of morale and commitment towards the organization as well as its goals and objectives. Motivation reduces employee turnover and the need for constant induction of new employees.

Ensure a Reactive Employee

Adapt to a changing business environment is an important feature of any successful business. The organization requires extensive loyalty and commitment of its employees. This will reduce resistance to the changes that organization intends to make and also makes the organization efficient in adapting to changing needs.


To summarize, understanding motivation and its importance is essential, especially in workplace as it will encourage organization to keep their employee motivated, therefore it will help them to maximize their work productivity which can leads to organizational success.

Kukreja, S. (2019). The Role of Motivation in Organizational Behavior. India: Management Study HQ.

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