MOTIVATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY IN NIGERIA PUBLIC SERVICES
Staff motivation is indispensable and is the vital part of management workers need to be motive for efficiency and effective productivity. This research work is on the impact of financial motivation on worker’s productivity. the instrument used for collecting data is the questionnaire consisting of thirteen (13) question and divided into two (2) sections, section one is one of the subsequent sections which contains the research questions, data gathered was analyzed using simple percentage method and was likewise displayed on tables, it was found out that the impact of motivation on workers in the organization under study cannot be overemphasized. The study also found out that workers in the organization under study are adequately motivated financially with good working condition and working environment. In conclusion however, it is seen that workers at Rumba South Police Division are motivated in their areas of works.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Organization employ people in order to use them realize their goal. People equally join organization in order to achieve their own objective in life. It therefore follows that, for organization to get the best of workers, it must offer them the opportunity of realizing their goals to a reasonable extent once the worker believed that he can realize his personal objectives by helping the organization to realize, its objectives, he is bound to offer his best. Thus behavioural scientists believe that workers performance requires motivation, ability and a reward system that encourage quality work.
Often we ask ourselves questions “why do people have as they do? However, the information we gather points at motivation which is a term popularly used to refer to the cause or way of behavior because psychologist are aware that many aspect of behavior are determined by motivation or learning that confide the concept of motivation to these factors which energizes and give direction to behavior.
The concept of motivation and its effect on workers behavior is one that seems very popular, among managers but in practices. Only very few actually understand what motivation is. We are going to treat the subject matter of motivation in this chapter, with a view of showing its importance in the life and well being of organizations, while hoping to bridge the gap between its theory and practice.
Usually a motivated person will engage in an activity more vigorously and more efficiently than unmotivated person, apart from activating a person or other organism, motivation tends to direct or focus behavior for instance. A thirsty person is always ready to look for water to drink. Motivation is any influence that brings out, direct or maintain people goal directed behavior. Also the sets the sets of force that initiate behavior and determine its forms, direction, intensity and duration. Motivation can as well be defined as the act of directing an individual’s behavior towards a particular end through the manipulation of incentives.