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The aim of this report is to investigate the motivational strategies implemented by Boden, in order to manage and develop the workforce, whilst considering diverse managerial styles. In addition, this report will investigate and find out how motivation affects the activities of the work force.

In order to get a successful productive workforce, employees must feel motivated to work well. Well motivated staff results in not only good productivity, but also low staff turnover meaning lower costs on recruiting and hiring new staff. In addition, it also results in high enthusiasm and well being for the employees as well as the workforce. A well motivated workforce would enjoy working and will therefore complete the work up to a high standard ensuring high quality as well as quantity, where as a poorly motivated workforce do not care about how much effort is put into the work as long as they get paid in the end. Motivated employees are essential to the running of a successful business, however, responsibility resides on the manager to ensure both the staff and those interested in the service being provided are satisfied.

Motivation is simply presenting a motive to encourage an employee to work to their highest ability. The complication being when a manager has the task of observing each employee and try to distinguish what is needed to be done in order for the individual worker to become more motivated.

There are a number of motivational theories which I have explored as part of this coursework so I could have a better understanding of what motivates people, and so I can use them to assess whether Boden meets what each theorist sets out as a basic or advanced level of motivation within a company. Different theorists have different views as to what motivates workers. The most common theories are discussed below and have been developed over the last 100 years or so. Unfortunately these theories do not all reach the same conclusions.

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