Comparative Analysis on Two Articles

Comparative AnalysisHere the selected two articles are Article 1: “Basics about Employee Motivation” written by Carter McNamara, Article2: “Employee Motivation” by Dr. Robert E. Wubbolding. As the assignment is to do a comparative analysis between two articles on a related topic, the selection was done on topic of employee motivation which is an essential topic in effective business administration.In the first article it is basically focuses on the new managers and supervisors. First it describes how to clear up the myths of employee motivation.Then it describes basic principles in employee motivation. Subsequently it provides the details of step you can take for employee motivation.The second article is starts with a serious problem in human resource management and then starts the discussion about the Ideas of the management that need to absolutely give up by the management. Then it opens up for a discussion of why employees succeed or fail and what we can do.But after the reading and the understanding it will open-up for broader understanding of the area of employee motivation.As above said Article 1: “Basics about Employee Motivation” introduces the myths to clear up in the employee motivation. Those are as follows:“I can motivate people”- Not really — they have to motivate themselves“Money is a good motivator” – understand the motivation factor of each of employees“Fear is a damn good motivator” – Fear is a great motivator — for a very short time“I know what motivates me, so I know what motivates my employees”- Not really different people are motivated by different things.“Increased job satisfaction means increased job performance”- Increased job satisfaction does not necessarily mean increased job performance“I can’t comprehend employee motivation — it’s a science” -Supporting your employees to motivate themselves toward increased performance in their jobs.ÂArticle 2: “Employee Motivation” also introduces the ideas which have to be given up by the management. Those are somewhat new when compare with the myths of article one. The following four ideas are ineffective and actually constitute barriers to increased quality.As a manager, I can force employees to do what I want them to doIncreasing the compensation package is sufficient to keep people happyIt is not necessary to reward people for “doing what they are supposed to do.”People are good, honest, and will always perform to the best of their abilityIn article one introduces specific steps that can help to go a long way toward supporting the employees to motivate them in an organization.1. Do more than read this article — apply what you’re reading here2. Briefly write down the motivational factors that sustain you and what you can do to sustain them3. Make of list of three to five things that motivate each of your employees4. Work with each employee to ensure their motivational factors are taken into consideration in your reward systems5. Have one-on-one meetings with each employeeÂConclusion6. Cultivate strong skills in delegation