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A Qualitative Investigation into the Motivation and Associated Rewards that Impact the Millennial Generation in the Workplace

Byrne, Hayley (2019) A Qualitative Investigation into the Motivation and Associated Rewards that Impact the Millennial Generation in the Workplace. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The title of this study was identified as: “A Qualitative Investigation into the Motivation and Associated Rewards that Impact the Millennial Generation in the Workplace”. It was assumed that the Millennial generation will dominate the workforce by 2020 (Erickson, 2008). With the year 2020 soon approaching, this study examines the motivation and associated rewards which impact Millennials as employees. The research explores how the Millennial generation is defined and includes previous literature and the views of participants of this study. The research will explore the theory of motivation, while evaluating rewards offered by organisations that impact the motivation of Millennials. This research undertakes a qualitative approach. Five semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants from the chosen organisation. The chosen organisation will be referred to as Company X and participants will be given a codename to retain anonymity.

One of the main findings of this study is that the Millennial generation cannot be considered a homogenous group. The findings from the study found that the Millennial participants acknowledge both monetary and non-monetary rewards however it cannot be determined which is preferred by the Millennial generation as one. Furthermore, the research highlights that the Millennial generation are intrinsically motivated by their work. The limitations of the study were considered while also providing recommendations based on the findings for both the organisation and future research.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Reward Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 15:28
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 15:28
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3916

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