Training and Employment in Business

1.   Importance of job satisfaction and team working in the work place.

5. Herzberg analysed the job attitudes of 200 accountants and engineers who were asked to recall when they had felt positive or negative at work and the reasons why.
From this research, Herzberg suggested a two-step approach to understanding employee motivation and satisfaction:

Motivator factors are based on an individual's need for personal growth. When they exist, motivator factors actively create job satisfaction. If they are effective, then they can motivate an individual to achieve above-average performance and effort. Motivator factors include

6. Certain needs and motives experienced by employees are indicative of their energy and dynamism while at work, such as their need for achievement and power, their level of activity under pressure and the extent to which they are motivated by a competitive environment.
The extent to which people are motivated by challenging tasks and by the sense that their abilities are being stretched directly impacts on the job satisfaction that they experience. People are motivated by their objectives and goals, goal involvement and goal attainment have also been shown to be positively related to job satisfaction.
These results are explained by the contribution that achievement makes towards a person’s self-esteem, which reinforces his or her sense of contributing towards an organisation. A need for achievement is often linked to a need for power in the workplace, and it has been shown that power is a significant predictor of job satisfaction for those workers who are motivated by it.

8. When employees are dissatisfied, their physical and mental health is negatively affected. Consequently, organisational performance will also deteriorate as more production time will be lost because dissatisfied employees are likely to take more leave, therefore, if steps are taken to improve employee satisfaction, overall...