The role of leader on motivating workforce

Thrasyvoulou, Erato (2017)


Employee commitment and motivation is one of the cornerstones of human resource management since it is closely linked to human behavior and performance in the organization. It identifies the most critical attitudes of workers to work and commitment to the organization. Theories developed around motivation have been trying to answer questions about what makes people want to work more or less, what determines behavior towards work and organization and which variables must be influenced and in which direction the worker is motivated to perform more. At the same time, motivation can be a useful tool for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of employees. The purpose of this paper is to study the concept and role of leadership in the context of motivation of different employees, discussing the particular factors and the methods that a leader should use in order to motivate effectively the employees. The dissertation consists of five parts. The first part is the introductory part. The second part covers the theoretical background of the thesis. In this chapter, there is a long list of models, investigations, contradictions, and rejections of the results of the major theorists and researchers of HRM and motivation. The third part of the dissertation refers to the research methodology of our research. We then analyze the results of our research. While in the final chapter of the dissertation, we report on the constraints and difficulties that have arisen in conducting the results of our research as well as the conclusions that we have reached. Our aim is to apply the theory in practice as well as to clarify certain concepts, especially in terms of employee motivation, leadership and commitment.