Role of Motivation in Enhancing Productivity in Nigeria



The idea that the Nigerian workers are highly unresponsive to motivation is fast becoming a popular myth.  Motivation is extremely important.  Non-motivated employees can have several negative effects on the business.  These include friction on the job, substandard output in quality, a high turnover of employees, absenteeism, tardiness, and many of the disciplinary problems which one wish to avoid.  It is a fact that motivated employees are assets to any organisation because they are the most productive and they will produce to their maximum abilities in order to achieve the company’s goals and their personal objectives.The content of this paper addressed such issues as the basic concept of motivation and productivity, philosophies of human nature, motivation theories and its application to our contemporary society and how management could motivate their employees for better and improved performance.  Thus, managers who find the key to their employees’ inner motivations can tap an immense source of productive energy.

Keywords: Motivation, Productivity, Inflation, Unemployment, Behaviour.

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