Effect of Employee Motivation on Work Performance - With Special Reference to Leading Firms in Chennai

  • R. Rethina Bai Associate Professor & Research Supervisor, S.I.V.E.T. College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • K. Hemalatha Assistant Professor & Part-Time Research Scholar, S.I.V.E.T College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India https://orcid.org/0009-0000-2529-9166
Keywords: Employee Motivation, Work Performance, Factors


Motivation is a set of processes that moves a person towards a goal. It signifies the level, direction and persistence of effort expanded in work. Since motivation influences productivity, supervisors need to understand what motivates employees to perform effectively and efficiently. Factors that affect work motivation are individual characteristics, job characteristics and Organizational practices. Individual differences are the personal needs, values, attitudes, interests and abilities that people bring to their job. This study analyses the effect of employee motivation on the work performance. The factors which cause individual differences in work motivation are categorized and considered in the questionnaire. The major findings of the study revealed that self interest in work, need for achievement, appreciation by boss, working condition have medium level influence in the employee motivation and monetary compensation and superior subordinate relationship highly influence the employee motivation.

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