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Reinforcing work motivation: A perception study of ten of Sweden´s most successful and acknowledged leaders
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management).
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management).
2004 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In pace with a noticeably fiercer global competition and an increased customer awareness, today’s organizations are faced with vast requirements for higher productivity and stronger customerorientation. This transformation has denoted that human resources have become more and more accentuated, and a consensus has grown for the true power embraced within them. In Sweden, some few prominent leaders have distinguished themselves by being highly successful in reinforcing employee motivation, and their knowledge and experiences are priceless in the pursuit of utilizing the full potential of the workforce.

The purpose with this thesis is to study how ten of Sweden’s most successful and acknowledged leaders view and work with employee motivation and critically examine their standpoints. The purpose is furthermore to exemplify how other leaders can strengthen employee motivation through adapting these motivational suggestions.

Qualitative cross-sectional interviews were conducted for the empirical research, holding a hermeneutic and inductive research approach.

The respondent pool is comprised by both commercial leaders, as well as leaders from the world of sports. They range from being managers over purely service-focused organizations, to being founders of innovative product-producing organizations.

The major areas, which are touched upon are; general work motivation intrinsic/extrinsic motivation, communication, and lastly empowerment, responsibility and participation.

Four major areas influence employee motivation (The Society and Social Surroundings, The Organization and Business Environment, The Manager and The Employee). This is visualized in the “Four-Factor Model”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Internationella Handelshögskolan , 2004. , p. 124
Keywords [en]
Work motivation, Work encouragement, Incentives, Intrinsic, Extrinsic, Rewards, Compensation, Praise, Delegation, Information-sharing, Communication, Productivity, Frontline
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-44OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-44DiVA, id: diva2:4153
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