Published On: Tue, Oct 29th, 2013
MainBlock / Politics | By bmcsr | عدد المشاهدات 985

A Study of Work Motivation among Kuwaiti Employees

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This study aims to investigate the work motivation among Kuwaiti employees and its relation with employment type (public, private), age, and gender. To fulfill this, (312) employees selected by stratified randomly from Kuwaiti public and private organizations. Results can be summarized as follows: Kuwaiti employees in general have high level of work motivation, there were statistically significant differences in work motivation due to the variable of employment type in favor for public employees, there were statistically significant differences in work motivation due to the variable of gender in favor for males employees, there were no statistically significant differences in the work motivation due to age and interactions.

An issue which usually generates a great deal of attention from most managers, administrators and those involved in human resources management is the issue of how to successfully motivate employee. While it is true that aspects like staff recruitment, controlling, managing, leading, and many more are of great importance to the success of an organization, Employee Motivation is generally considered a core element in running a successful business.

Motivation has been shown through a great number of studies in both psychology and organizational behavior during the last hundred years. A great number of theories, models and concepts tackle the issue and it has been discussed in various articles and books. Motivation is a frequently disputed topic and viewed as a critical subject within the field of organizational behavior. Having employees that are motivated when performing their work is a prime objective for managers (Alvesson, 2004).For many years, the general assumption has been that the most successful companies have the most motivated employees, which can be explained by a correlation between high productivity and motivated employees. In modern organizations, increasing productivity and performance is not the only focus for management, factors such as employee commitment and loyalty are also being considered, in order to retain a skilled workforce in the competitive market of today. This is a huge challenge since organizations easily can copy systems, structures, strategies and products from each other, but they cannot copy the company’s culture or the abilities and skills of the employees. This challenge can be seen as even greater in knowledge- intensive organizations, in which a large part of the work is primarily based on employees’ intellectual skills (Wilson, 2003).  Read More …