The main objective of this research was to assess the relationship between motivation and worker’s performance. Findings from this work revealed that motivation is the most important factor in workers performance and that financial incentives alone cannot fully motivate workers to perform well which indicates that there are other factors that motivate good performance.
This includes; job security, good working conditions, good working relation with colleagues and employers, participation in decision making, training etc. On the basis of the findings the study recommends among other things that:
- Promotion should be based on merit not on wrong criteria or improper selection procedures which can generate feelings of alienation, frustration, dissatisfaction and industrial conflicts
- Employees should be allowed to play an active role in decision making in an organization because it gives them a sense of belonging.
- Training schemes for all categories of workers at the interval of between two to three years should be introduced. As continuous training and development of employees at all levels is essential to improve performance and to increase their level of commitment.