Assessing Effects of Motivation Strategies in Work Performance. The Case Study of Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania

Mpeku, Aggrey (2015) Assessing Effects of Motivation Strategies in Work Performance. The Case Study of Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to assess the effects of motivation strategies in employee performance. The study had three objectives: To establish the types of motivational strategies used by Higher Learning Institutions management as motivation practices to its employees, to find out to what extent financial motivators applied in higher learning institutions contribute significantly towards employees’ work performance and to find out to what extent non financial motivators applied in higher learning institutions contribute significantly towards employees’ performance. The research was conducted in High Learning Institutions (HLI) including DUCE and Tumaini Universities. The research was empirical study and descriptive and explanatory research design was used. A sample of eighty (80) respondents using simple random sampling and purposive sampling was used. The research revealed that several motivational strategies are used by HLIs to motivate their employees, including financial motivators like salary, fringe benefits and non financial motivators like promotion, training, orientation and recognition. Furthermore, the research reveals that financial and non financial motivators contribute significantly to employee performance. Conclusively, the study found that HLIs has put in place proper motivational strategies that enhanced employee performance. The researcher recommends that organizations should explore other factors in order to get maximum performance from the employees also the appropriate remuneration, introduction of challenging work but interesting and definition of career path development programs could improve workers morale to work and have an impact on employee satisfaction.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:55
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:55
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1157

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