Effective Motivation during Recessions in the IT Client Services Industry
The role of a manager in an organization is to get work done through his or her employees. A good manager must be able to motivate his or her employees in order to perform his or her own job function. Thus, it is important to learn and practice effective motivational techniques that will provide adequate influence on the employees to get work done.Recessions are difficult for everyone because they are full of uncertainty. During recessions, upper management generally spends little energy on motivating their employees. However, companies need motivated employees even during a recession so that the slow economic period will be as short as possible. Motivated employees will affect how quickly the company can recover as the economy improves. This Field Project will focus on what motivational techniques a company can use during a recession. The breakdown of this Field Project Document is as follows:Chapter 1 is an introduction to this Field Project.Chapter 2 is a discussion of motivational theories. There are many theories concerning how to provide motivation to other human beings. These theories involve many different subjects but the single common factor is understanding human nature. Chapter 3 discusses some motivational techniques that a manager should use during a recession when monetary rewards are not an option.Chapter 4 is a discussion of the effects of hard economic time on employees and some examples from the IT industry.Chapter 5 is a summary of the project. Chapter 6 offers conclusions concerning motivation during recessions. Also future areas of study will be identified.Chapter 7 discusses the survey results.Chapter 8 offers Information Technology (IT) managers advice for the next recession.
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