What is the actual meaning of Motivation ?



Motivation is the reason for people’s action,desires and needs

Our today’s topic is motivation

HOW to motivate?

What is Herzberg’s theory of motivation?

Is motivation a boon or a bane?


According to business dictionary this is what actually motivation means.

How to motivate?

Tell people effectively what you want them to do.

Motivation is all about getting people to take action, so don’t be vague. Avoid generalities like, “I want everyone to do their best.” Say, instead, “I need you to come in over the weekend so we can get this project done on time.”

1. Limit the amount of effort and time that is
2. Share in the sacrifice.
3. Appeal to their emotions.
4. Give people the reasons that why you
should and what to do?

Use these 5 steps to inspire your people:

1. Be the change you want to inspire.

As “Charity begins at Home” in the same way your reputation, your character, your behavior will inspire people more than anything else. The way you can call the best out of others is to expect the best from yourself.

2. Tell a story.

Stories not only tell people what to do. They engage people’s imaginations and emotions by showing people what they’re capable of becoming or of

3. Appeal to people’s value system.

Ask them to act in a way that is consistent with the values they themselves profess means stick to your values.

4. Trust people.

When you’re inspiring people that time you’re not only telling them exactly what to do or giving them precise directions. But also you’re empowering them to be their best, trusting that they will do the right thing.


What is Herzberg’s theory of motivation?

Herzberg’s motivator-hygiene theory is also known as the two- factor theory of job satisfaction. According to the theory, people are influenced by two sets of factors. The theory projects that hygiene factors will not motivate, but if they are not there, they can lower your motivation.

Herzberg’s theory of motivators and hygiene factors (1959) constructed a two-dimensional paradigm of factors which affect people’s attitudes about work. He concluded that such factors like company policy, interpersonal relations, supervision, working conditions, and salary are hygiene factors not motivators. He found five factors in particular that were strong determiners of job satisfaction: achievement, recognition, the work itself, responsibility, and advancement.

These motivators (satisfiers) were associated with long-term positive effects in job performance
while the hygiene factors (dissatisfiers) consistently produced only short-term changes in job attitudes and performance, which quickly fell back to its previous level. In summary, satisfiers describe a person’s relationship with what she or he does, many related to the tasks being performed. Dissatisfiers, on the other hand, have to do with a person’s relationship to the context or environment in which she or he performs the job. The satisfiers relate to what a person does while the dissatisfiers relate to the situation in which the person does what he or she does.

Is motivation a boon or a bane?

Everybody must understand real essence of life. Sooner u get the answer of this as better it will be. If you attach your happiness and pleasure of life with external (which are most of times beyond our control) then you will
sooner or later not be happy ultimately and will not achieve excellence. If I am not wrong then most of the people dream to clear civil services because it brings lot of respect and sense of achievement with it. Let’s assume
tomorrow or after 10/20 years down the line same sense of achievement and respect is associated with something else then will we people run after that? As motivation is just like that. All you just need a motivation and a particular aim.

What is the actual meaning of motivation?

Motivation is about moving people to act in a way that achieves a specific and immediate goal. When you motivate people to do something they may not necessarily want to do, that time you have to offer them something they want in return.

By – Ishan Bajpai


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