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Motivating non-core employees: What affects motivation for employees working in a non-core unit?
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Att motivera icke-kärnverksamhet anställda : Vad påverkar anställdas motivation i en icke-kärnverksamhet avdelning? (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Background: The topical business subject, motivation, is claimed to have a positive correlation with performance, making the subject highly relevant and important for contemporary companies around the world. As capital goods industries are today changing strategies into integrated solution customer offerings, motivation at all units of the value chain is a matter of increasing importance. Being part of an integrated solution strategy, non-core units are contributing to the overall package offered to customers, but typically in less organizational focus and with lack of stability due to e.g. outsourcing trends. As their importance might at times be overlooked, what affects their motivation?Aim: The main focus of this thesis is on motivation within a non-core unit. The studied single case is an Ericsson non-core unit, SITE. The aim of this study is to contribute to an understanding of what affects motivation for employees working in a non-core unit. More closely, the authors will consider factors that can influence motivation and what ultimately affects these factors.

Completion and results: With the contribution on the subject of motivating non-core employees, it is the authors understanding that employees of a non-core unit are affected by several motivational factors. Adding up the motivational factors, there are two ultimate features affecting motivation i.e. meaning and recognition. As a part of an integrated solution, and the knowledge of previously outsourced non-core units, employees need to feel that they are employed with a meaning. Further, the feature of recognition affects non-core employee motivation, and it is crucial that colleagues, other units and the organization recognize them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 85 p.
Keyword [en]
Motivation, Affecting motivation, Employee motivation, Non-core, Motivating non-core employees
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72849ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--11/00993--SEOAI: diva2:463296
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Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats i Företagsekonomi)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-12-09 Created: 2011-12-09 Last updated: 2011-12-09Bibliographically approved

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