Dimension of Organizational Motivation

Dimensionof Organizational Motivation

Theeffectiveness of motivation in shaping human behavior in anorganization setting is relative. First, to identify propermotivation factors, employers have to identify both moral and marketdimensions of motivation. The market aspect aims at maximizingsatisfaction by pricing the various employee activities. The mostpriced activities create the foundation for understanding the basicsbehind sufficient motivation. For example, different people willplace different values on motivational efforts such as money, sex,health, attractive packages, clear job descriptions, fringe benefits,education or even punishment. Consequently, different people havedifferent motivations since they satisfy their preferences in aselective manner. Subsequently, in addition to the market-basedattractions, there is the need to understand the morality of thevarious employees. The understanding of employee’s morality isessential to identify factors that most relate to their understandingof motivation. Understanding employee motivational factors would leadto satisfaction (Sandel 50).

Moralitydemands the understanding of forces within the self and forceswithout the self. Forces within the person develop individually. Forexample, a temporary employee might value job security as opposed toa salary rise. An example of effects without the self is where theexternal factors induce some desires into the employee. For example,the desire for education advancement as required by the market. Sincethe various desires of employees differ, organizations appropriatemotivation package may need to generalize the general requirementsfor grouping purposes. For example, high-level managers may needspecial packages, job security, and training. Middle-level managersmay be given the chance to advance education wise and job security.Entry level employees may be provided with training and jobrotations. Besides, motivation does not have to be positive, and itcan be negative to restrict behavior at the workplace (Sandel 50).


Sandel,Michael J. WhatMoney Can`t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. Print.