Accession Number:

ADA608767

Title:

Building Genuine Motivation

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Motivating followers is part of a leader s role, but often both leaders and followers are confused about the nature of motivation. Motivating followers is a leadership imperative for several reasons. Motivated, engaged employees are recognized as a strategic advantage, the engine that carries firms of all types toward their most important goals. Managers and executives, obliged to seek competitive advantage as agents of the firm s owners including taxpayers should attend to this advantage. In this era of budget constraints, with an emphasis on providing better services with fewer resources, building an engaged workforce is an ever greater imperative for leaders in the public sector. Engagement with work is related to innovation and is considered an by definition, must motivate followers in order to accomplish innovative breakthroughs and exceed expectations in both the public and private sectors. Motivation matters to team leaders as well The highest-performing teams are those with deeply motivated and engaged members who are absolutely committed to success. These high-performance teams deliver the most creative solutions and can overcome obstacles to success, effectively providing more value to organizations. Often, though, both followers and leaders misunderstand the nature of motivation and heed information that may detract from attaining high worker engagement. essential element of organizational success.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE