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Motivation model for improving productivity in a manufacturing unit ? a success story

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Purpose ? The purpose of this paper is to provide a useful motivational scheme for a practicing manager to improve the performance of a manufacturing unit. Design/methodology/approach ? In this paper, the main causes for the present low productivity of the manufacturing unit are analysed and a multi-factor group incentive scheme is designed for motivating the employees in order to improve the productivity of a manufacturing unit. Findings ? This paper provides information about various factors having a bearing on productivity and performance-reward relationship in a practical way. Practical implications ? The paper is a very useful source of information for practicing managers to motivate the employees for improving the productivity in a manufacturing environment. Originality/value ? The model presented in this paper may be of immense help to a practicing manager to improve the productivity of a manufacturing unit by motivating the employees.

Keywords: Empowerment; Incentive schemes; Manufacturing industries

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: July 1, 2006

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