Management Concepts & Organisational Behaviour - Motivation

Meaning of Motivation

   Posted On :  18.05.2018 04:30 am

The word ‘motivation’ has been derived from the word ‘motive’ which means any idea, need or emotion that prompts a man into action.

Meaning of Motivation
 
 
The word ‘motivation’ has been derived from the word ‘motive’ which means any idea, need or emotion that prompts a man into action. Whatever may be the behaviour of a man, there is some stimulus behind it. Stimulus is dependent upon the motive of the person concerned. Motive can be known by studying his needs and desires. Generally, different motives operate at different times among different people and influence their behaviour. The management should try to understand the motives of individuals which cause different types of behaviour.
 
Dubin has defined motivation as “the complex of forces starting and keeping a person at work in an organisation. Motivation is something that moves the person to action, and continues him in the course of action already initiated”. Motivation refers to the way a person in enthused at work to intensify his desire and willingness to use his energy for the achievement of organisational objectives.
   
According to Dalton E.McFarland, “Motivation refers to the way in which urges, drives, aspirations, striving or needs direct, control or explain the behaviour of human beings”. Motivation has close relationship with the behaviour of human beings. It explains how and why human behaviour is caused. Thus, motivation is a term which applies to the entire class of urges, derives, desires, needs and similar forces.
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