Maintaining employee motivation and morale during the process of organisational change.

by Susan Evans

Publisher: Oxford Brookes University in Oxford

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Thesis (M.B.A.) - Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 2000.

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The role of motivation on employees work performance in public organization has been developed throughout the world during the era of human resource management as a tool which proposed to promote the organization’s efficiency and performance. Motivation plays a key role in employees’ job performance in any organization Calder (). Fostering their understanding and involvement will help them work positively and purposefully on change tasks. Consider these tips for engaging your staff in the change process. Engage staff during the planning phase. Start involving your staff early in the change process and establish clear points for staff discussion and input. Organizational change is a complex process that requires time, patience and dedication. If you lead and engage employees through the change, you are more likely to achieve sustainable success. Motivation, morale, and satisfaction of employees' needs are interrelated. In the selection process, the goal should always be to hire the person with the most qualifications. False. The process of acquainting new employees with an organization is called orientation. True. Compensation and benefits are related to employee motivation.

A channel for employees to offer feedback is crucial, even more so during an organizational change. During change, only 20% readily volunteer new ideas and thoughts. When employees have a place to share their concerns it becomes a positive way to express themselves, rather than gossiping, venting and complaining in secrecy.   In the midst of layoffs, pay cuts, and tight budgets, your team's morale and loyalty is stretched to its limits, while traditional incentives like bonuses and salary increases are unavailable. Here are some ideas on what can keep your employees loyal and motivated without increasing expenses. Employee morale proves to be detrimental to the business in these respects. Morale can drive an organization forward or can lead to employee discontent, poor job performance, and absenteeism (Ewton, ). With low morale comes a high price tag.   Lead 7 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated Besides Money Often, the major motivating factor for better performance is higher pay; but almost everyone responds positively to .

  Likewise, employees who lack motivation may not have the enthusiasm to complete challenging tasks. One effective way of motivating employees is .

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Download Citation | Maintaining work motivation during organisational change | A presupposition of the present study was that a key for successful change management is to maintain the work.

9. Manage Change. Adopting policies is one thing, implementing them is another. If poor motivation is entrenched, you may need to look at the organization's whole style of management.

One of the most natural of human instincts is to resist change even when it is designed to be beneficial. In his book, Leading Change, John P.

Kotter states that teams with sufficient trust can be effective in today's business environment of dramatic change and can sustain their high performance. Kotter insists that teams built on mutual trust and respect can thrive during organizational change if they possess the following characteristics.

Essay on Organizational Change: the Effect on Employee Morale and Motivation Abstract News of job losses (whether we label them as downsizing, layoffs, or restructuring) reaches us daily. And sometimes the reality hits close to. The objective of the thesis was to find out the impact of employee motivation on organizational effectiveness.

The study focused on (1) defining the motivation concepts and methods, (2) identifying the most motivating factors, and the linkage of employee motivation with an organization’s productivity and effectiveness. This is driving high degrees of change, as organisations make efforts to maintain competitive, productive and sustainable operations.

As a result, we are seeing increasing trends in mergers, acquisitions, and restructures, with companies such as PwC, Deloitte and Intralinks reporting an increase in merger and acquisition activity that will.

Positive and high company morale will lead you to attract and retain top ees will feel far more likely to remain loyal to the company when they have a good and healthy work environment which in turn leads to higher employee morale and that positive energy will help attract and retain talent.

Lastly, positive employee morale helps reduce costs. Employees who are handling customers on daily basis are the front line of the organization or the brand masters of the company. Such a change in the work tasks helps to boost the morale and thus job satisfaction. So behavior of authorities has a serious impact on the morale of the employee.

Such managers or supervisors are needed to be. While motivation is an individual concept, morale is a group concept. Thus, motivation takes into consideration the individual differences among the employees, and morale of the employees can be increased by taking those factors into consideration which influence group scenario or total work settings.

Top Five Employee Motivation Problems. Motivational problems can lead to performance issues that cost a business thousands of dollars in losses each year. A lack of motivation can lead to delays in the employee's completion of work and simple but expensive mistakes.

Unfortunately, several issues may sap an. Maintaining motivation is particularly important and challenging during times of rapid change and economic uncertainty.

At such times morale can sink dramatically due to the insecurity that change can bring, particularly at times of organisational restructuring or downsizing. In. Maintaining employee motivation through a period of change concerns all the internal and external factors that keep them committed to their job.

Morale is the emotions and outlook that a person has. There is no magical, one-size-fits-all formula for keeping employees motivated. Maintaining motivation in your people is an ongoing task filled with opportunities to.

Organizational change can evoke many emotions from your employees – anxiety, worry, stress, and these emotions can negatively impact an organization’s productivity and morale.

The development and implementation of a solid communications plan helps you minimize the effect of these emotions and helps your organization maintain productivity. 5 Simple Ways to Manage Employee Morale During Company Change Budget cuts and hiring freezes are likely to affect employee morale and.

They are less concerned about pursuing rewards or maintaining their self-images. In both cases, high internal motivation is the key to unlocking satisfaction, commitment, and performance. 3 Ways to Boost Employee Motivation. This research also suggests that organizations can create environments that foster internal motivation in 3 primary ways: 1.

Preserving employee morale during downsizing. buyouts, early retirements) help maintain the morale. of both survivors and victims. Ideally, people want to Organizational Change and.

result indicated that there is a significant relationship between employee motivation and organizational productivity. Findings also revealed that % of the variations in productivity can be explained by employee motivation in the organization used as a study in this research.

Clear objectives and regular updates on possible changes will help ensure employees maintain focus, energy and a sense of purpose. HR leaders can help managers reassert the link between employees’ work and organisational success by providing visibility into the current organisational goals and translating the organisation’s vision into their employees’ context.

Employee morale and motivation can be existent from internal characteristic of an individual or as an external factor. Some people naturally possess a high level of internal motivation; those who focus on the internal feelings of satisfaction they will attain despite any difficulties they face along the way (Stapleton, ).

the change process with (1) establishing a sense of urgency in which employees are alerted to the fact that change is essential. (2) A guiding coalition is formedwhichinturn(3)developsthechangevision.

(4) This vision is communicated to employees and (5) the coalition (and employees) is involved in the change process by developing change plans.

Like employee motivation, you can’t give an employee positive morale. As an employer, though, you do control large components of the environment in which employees work each day.

Consequently, you are a powerful contributor to whether an employee’s morale. Keeping employee morale high with strong communication, a culture of feedback, and employee recognition can work wonders in ensuring that your change initiative doesn’t go off the rails even before the transition.

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. Motivation is incitement or inducement to act or move. It is the process of inducing the employees of an organisation to act in a predetermined desired manner so as to achieve organisational goals.

At the core of this concept, lies three important sub-concepts. They are Motive, Motivation, and Motivator. In this paper I plan to explore why motivation and morale tend to decrease during times of change and investigate ways how a company can maintain high morale during massive change.

One of the main reasons motivation and morale tend to decrease during any type of change is because humans are naturally resistant to change (Resistance to Change). ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANISATIONS Dr. CHANDRASEKAR Assistant Professor, Alagappa Institute of Management, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India Email: [email protected] ABSTRACT The workplace environment impacts employee morale, productivity and engagement - both positively and negatively.


() Motivation is the desire within a person causing that person to act according to them, people usually act for one reason to reach a goal.

Thus motivation is a goal directed, driven and as such, it. Even employees with reduced morale can remain motivated and coached to stay highly productive, which could help them weather the storm of losing friends and colleagues in a reorganization.

With good leadership, you can learn how to motivate employees during layoffs. Prioritize motivation. Effective change management is essential to streamlining the change process and reducing the negative impact on employees.

When organizational changes are properly managed, workers perceive the benefits of a proposed change and accept the change. Workers benefit from properly managed change in a variety of ways.

employee motivation and organizational effectiveness. Three hypotheses were build based on the literature and the model and were tested in perspective of the previous studies and literature.

Findings-The literature and various studies concluded that factors: empowerment and recognition have positive effect on employee motivation. More the. EMPLOYEE MORALE & MOTIVATION Morale indicates happiness of the employees with the organizational environment.

It is akin to job satisfaction. Employee morale benefits everyone involved in a work place. Boosting employee morale means that people will take more pride in their work, EFFECTIVE WAYS OF IMPROVING MORALE Most people thrive on feeling appreciated.Explanation: A) Organizational development (OD) is a collection of change methods that try to improve organizational effectiveness and employee well-being.

OD methods value human and organizational growth, collaborative and participative processes, and a spirit of inquiry.Understanding organizational change involves examining types of change within firms. No matter its size, any change has a ripple effect on a step process that included evaluating and preparing a firm for change, or her skill and partly on the motivation level of the individual employee.