International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Management | India | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015 | Rating: 6.8 / 10

A Study on the Impact of Rewards and Recognition on Employee Motivation

Dr. Baskar [2] | Prakash Rajkumar. K. R

Abstract: The general objective of the research was to study the impact of rewards and recognition on employee motivation. And the specific objectives were to identify the most effective means of rewards and recognition, to study the behavioral differences between appreciated and non-appreciated employees, to understand the extent to which motivation enhances employees performance, to identify if the motivation has an effect on individual and organizational growth and to study if rewards and recognition results in emotional conflicts between employees. The descriptive research design was adopted for this study. Various employees from the companies were the respondents. It is evident from the study that a variety of factors influence employee motivation and satisfaction. It was also significant to discover that there is a direct and positive relationship between rewards and recognition and job satisfaction and motivation. Hence, if rewards and recognition offered to employees were to be altered, then there would be a corresponding change in work motivation and satisfaction. The direct translation of this could be that the better the rewards and recognition, the higher the levels of motivation and satisfaction, and possibly therefore, the greater the levels of performance and productivity. In the event of major inconsistencies, especially for emotional conflicts between performers and non performers, the organisation should make an effort to re-assess and rectify this situation. In the event that the organisation does not re-assess this situation, it could have a resultant negative impact on job performance and productivity as well as on the retention of minorities. In accordance with Maslows hierarchy of needs, the lower level needs such as salary and benefits must first be met before the higher level needs, which impacts motivation can be satisfied. The research study has shown that managers can employ different strategies to motivate employees, but that it is important that managers keep in mind that different strategies would have a different motivational impact on different people. To get optimum results from a motivational strategy, the manager has to realise and understand issues, which requires recognition of each individuals unique values, beliefs and practices.

Keywords: Rewards, Recognition, Employee, motivation

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,

Pages: 1644 - 1648

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