Laloumis Athanasios

Tourism and Hospitality Management, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece

Laloumis Dimitrios

Tourism and Hospitality Management, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece

 

Abstract

Motivation is a process that mobilizes a human to achieve a goal related to the satisfaction of one’s needs. Motivation in a working place is the means to increase the quantity and quality of labor. There are a few theories of motivation which will be presented through this paper. The theory of interest is a contemporary theory that will also be analyzed in the present paper.

 

Keywords.

Motivation, interest, labor, reward.

 

Introduction

The employee motivation aims to the understanding of their needs, the way they think and react and not to control the employees’ will.

The motivation can be simply presented through figure 1 which indicates how the needs act as behavior motives towards specific targets. Those targets’ satisfaction leads to the behaviors repetition for further need’s satisfaction.