Explain how productivity improvement results in motivation going up.

Principles of Management 2

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I would say that productivity improves motivation because of the confirmation it gives.  The notion of investing time, money, energy, and toil in a financial endeavor from any level requires a leap of faith.  All signs can point to success, but there can be many more elements that subvert the process of making money and posting financial gains. When productivity does result, and profitability does present itself, it emanates throughout the organization that the individuals who invested in it were right and that their hunches and faith paid off in both profit and success. Productivity, in this light, helps to improve morale and motivation because it is a confirmation that individuals were correct and helps to bring a more cohesive notion of the good where individuals identify with one another in recognition of this success.

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In my opinion, increased productivity will usually lead to increased worker motivation because it should usually lead to increased worker pay.  When workers are paid higher wages, they are likely to be more motivated.

Productivity leads to higher wages because it increases the quantity of products produced per worker hour.  If that happens, each worker is producing more revenue for the firm and can be paid more.  When this happens, workers will generally be happier and more motivated.

So, when productivity goes up, each worker is worth more to the company and is likely to be better paid and feel as if the company values him.

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