The fundamental purpose of the study is to collect data and information to assist in determining the extent to which motivation strategies improve performance in the workplace. The research intends to seek information and data from previous studies and, therefore, provide detailed information to HR on how they can motivate their employees. At the end, the compiled reports will be of significant if applied to build competitive advantage in business operations. Business managers can make use of the research findings to understand the motivational strategies appropriate to the workplace demands and environment. The qualitative study will bring on board the ideas and opinion compiled by other researchers on the matter in the recent years.
The primary purpose of motivating the employees is to enhance their performance and retain them within the organization. The inability to retain the employees implies that the company will have to incur increased costs in the recruitment of new employees from time to time. Additionally, with the poor performance among the employees, it implies that the business may not be gaining return from the investment and the amount spent to sustain the employees in the organization. The motivation of employees is more intense than it used to be in the past considering that the salaries and benefits are not adequate to motivate and retain the employees. Therefore, the research will seek to identify the workplace conditions that play a critical role in motivating the employees. Business managers and in particular the HR personnel would, therefore, be informed on how to deal with the entire issue of effective human resource management at their workplace.
Therefore, bringing on the board the relevant ideas and opinion about the topic would require a systematic approach. The research questions provide guidance on the concept areas that the research is expected to revolve about. In looking for the answers to the relevant research questions, the problem at hand ought to be resolved. In fact, the questions play a fundamental role when selecting research materials. Indeed, sources that do not seem to provide answers to the research questions are considered relevant to the study.
The research will tend to look for answers to the following question:
- What perceived factors motivate employees in the workplace?
- What perceived factors demotivate employees in the workplace?
- What strategies motivate employees’ performance in the workplace?