Professor D. Lalitha Rani, Bahran Asrat
Abstract: This study tried to assess the motivation management system and practices of one of the largest members of the metal and engineering sector in Ethiopia-METALS AND ENGINEERING CORPORATION (METEC). As such, it covered relevant issues including the organizations motivation policies and procedures, the implementation of motivation management system, and the role of the motivation system & practices in the organization on increasing employee performance. In more specific terms, the study reflected on METECs extrinsic tools (pay, benefit, job security, promotion, etc.) and intrinsic tools (advancement, work challenge, recognition, etc.) and the degree to which they effectively motivate employees for better performance. Since METEC is made up of more than a dozen different industries, the study targeted the management and workers of these industries in order to properly examine the realities of the corporations motivation management system and practices. In doing so, the study assessed METECs motivation policies and tools in view of their general relationship to employee performance. A mix of predominantly qualitative research with limited degree of quantitative tools research design used in this study. A purposefully selected sample of employees and management members of sample selected industries of METEC were contacted through survey questionnaires and key informant interviews respectively. The collected data has been processed and analyzed through the relevant statistical (SPSS) as well as qualitative tools in order to properly/adequately answer the research questions of the study.