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An Examination of the Factors that Influence Motivation in the Workplace during a Recession

O'Connor, Maria (2010) An Examination of the Factors that Influence Motivation in the Workplace during a Recession. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Business in Ireland has been severely impacted as a result of the downturn in the
economy and organisations everywhere are seeking alternative ways to creatively
reduce expenditure and lower costs. Organisations are relying on the human resource
function within an organisation to achieve such savings.
While the notion of enhancing employee morale may seem an extravagance, the
reality is that it is more important than ever to ensure that employees are motivated,
satisfied and engaged. Without motivated employees, organisations are prone to be
deemed unsuccessful, or in some cases, can fail.
In order to examine motivation in an organisation seriously impacted by the recession,
Bank of Ireland was considered a suitable organisation. A qualitative research
method was used. This was done by carrying out a case study in the form of sernistructured
interviews.
The results present the findings of the interviews undertaken, and attempt to paint a
picture of morale and motivation in Bank of Ireland. The opinions of the personnel
that were interviewed are also presented. Conclusions are presented in the form of
key findings and a number of observations have also been made for consideration by
Bank of Ireland management.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2011 14:09
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 16:15
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/548

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