An Innovative Approach to Generational Motivation

Lukasz Kuzminski, Michal Nadolny, Henryk Wojtaszek
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Special Issue 1, 679-692, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1785


Purpose: The study aims to determine whether the achievement of the cardinal objective of employment is motivated by more sophisticated preferences for the broad aspect of working conditions articulated by labor market adepts. The study aims to indicate what factors influence the achievement of a given general objective. The publication also assesses whether a given factor stimulates a person to formulate a goal or a de-stimulant. Approach/Methodology/Design: The subject of the analysis results from a survey carried out on a group of 400 people aspiring to, or partially present on the labor market. Respondents have the status of a student or will obtain higher education in a short time. The survey was carried out on representatives of various faculties and universities in Poland. The survey included 73 Likert scale questions concerning such aspects: expected features of the future direct superior, selected elements of the respondent's self-assessment, and key motivators to take up employment. Findings: As the analysis of the collected statistical material shows, three dimensions of the broad phenomenon form an orthogonal system: uncorrelated. They bring some unique knowledge about the analyzed group of respondents. The structure of 73 detailed questions creates an overly complicated picture of the issue. Practical Implications: The analysis of survey results indicated no measurable relationship between the expectations profile of a young person and the fact that he or she wants to earn satisfactorily. This objective applies to all respondents equally, regardless of their expectations or preferences. However, it is different in the case of promotion and professional development. Originality/Value: Research originality focuses on narrowing research to a specific group of workers with a broad view of the problem. The study of one of the most important management functions, which is motivation from various aspects and the pursuit of cause and effect relationships, will always be important for further developing the management discipline.

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