Motivating employees in the private sector
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The purpose of this research is to present theories regarding employee motivation. Then, cases around the world will be examined in order to identify how well known organizations deal with employee motivation. Specifically, Starbucks and Amazon will be analyzed regarding their ways of motivating their employees and what practices they establish. Lidl Cyprus will also be examined as it has been awarded as Top Employer of the year for the fifth year. Based on motivation theories from the past interview questions will be formed in order to examine manager and employees’ perceptions on job motivation in three different organizations in Cyprus. This paper aims at identifying how similar managers and employees’ responses will be. In addition, they will be asked to rank five motivators based on Maslow’s theory as well as what employees mostly expect as a reward from their organisation. For this research, managers and employees from three different organizations operating in Cyprus were interviewed. Two managers and two employees who work for Lidl Cyprus were interviews. Lidl was chosen because and it was mentioned earlier it has been awarded as Top Employee so it would be interesting to examine responses from this organisation. Moreover, a manager and two employees who work for Argosy Trading Company Ltd in the Logistics department were interviewed as well as a manager and two employees from MKS Audit & Consulting Services Ltd. Three different organizations were chosen to examine if managers and employees from different organizations have different perspectives on job motivation within their organisation. The data was collected and presented on diagrams which made it easier to compare their responses. Discussion of the results is presented separately for each organisation and then general discussion for all three organizations is given.