Assessing the effects of motivation on employee’s performance: A case study of Bolgatanga polytechnic
James Combert, Prosper Atongdem
The study assessed the effects of motivation on employees’ performance at the Bolgatanga Polytechnic. The researchers reviewed the various theoretical and related concepts of motivation. A research design used for the study was a descriptive survey. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques were used. A simple random sampling and purposive sampling techniques were used in the selection of 120 respondents. The only questionnaire was used for the gathering of the data. The questionnaire items were structured along the Likert scale. The questionnaire was made up of a four-point Likert scale. The data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) version 24. The following research questions were used to guide the research; § How does motivation enhance and influence the job performance of employees at Bolgatanga Polytechnic? § What are the effects of motivation on employees’ performance at the Bolgatanga Polytechnic? § What motivational strategies can be adopted to influence the performance of employees at Bolgatanga Polytechnic? The study indicates that employees had knowledge of motivational strategies used by the Polytechnic The study revealed that management of Bolgatanga Polytechnic used motivational goal-setting to motivate their employees. The study also showed that there was lack of regular training and development for the employees. The study showed that enough support from management, feedback on the job, reward and compensation for performance, and job satisfaction were some of the factors that influenced employees’ performance. The study again revealed that the employees at Bolgatanga Polytechnic were dissatisfied with the monetary package provided by the Polytechnic. The study further shows that commitment, loyalty, increased productivity, job satisfaction, reduction in absenteeism and improved performance were the effects of motivational packages. The study concludes that money was a highly motivating factor for the employees and management should look into increasing the monetary and benefits package they give. Management of Bolgatanga Polytechnic should have a second look at new motivational packages which could influence the performance of employees.