MGT111 Introduction to Public Administration Assignment 2 Solution Spring 2014

Assignment Question:
Do you think Work Motivation of public sector employees is different from that of private sector employees? Compare motivations for both kinds of employees and explain your stance with proper arguments.

Solution: Manpower is an organisation’s most important asset and an organisation must pay adequate attention to the well-being and morale of its workforce. Therefore, the study of employee motivation, work values, and their interaction assumes great significance in an organisational context. With the existence of public as well as private sector enterprises in India, a comparison between the two on various dimensions of motivation and work values has widespread implications for HR policies and practices in organisations. A study was conducted using two questionnaires to assess the motivation and work values of employees in the two sectors. Results indicate that employees in the public sector enterprise are motivated to a greater extent by achievement and self-control, as compared to those in the private sector; they also value pride in work, job involvement, activity preference, and upward striving more than employees in the private sector enterprise who value earnings, and are motivated more by financial gains.

Compared to private sector employees, public sector employees are less motivated by work autonomy.
1: Compared to private sector employees, public sector employees are not less motivated by work autonomy.

2: Compared to private sector employees, public sector employees report fewer working hours and less willingness to exert considerable effort on behalf of the organization.
3: Compared to private sector employees, public sector employees do not report fewer working hours and less willingness to exert considerable effort on behalf of the organization.
 4: Compared to private sector employees, public sector employees are more motivated by a supportive working environment.
 5: Compared to private sector employees, public sector employees are not motivated by a supportive working environment

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