Background: The factors goals, emotions and motivation are nowadays well researched. Studies that shows the interaction between these three factors does exist, but in a small amount. In all different jobs people encounter these factors, no matter what you’re working with, some experience them daily and others only sometimes.
Purpose: We want to study the significance of the interaction between goals and emotions among employees in the construction business, when leaders are about to motivate their employees.
Implementation: To succeed with our study and achieve the purpose, we chose to do a qualitative research. We have conducted four visiting interviews and one telephone interview, with both leaders and employees in the construction business.
Results: We have through our study found out that the interaction between goals, emotions and motivation are important in the work of construction, even if it’s not something everyone thinks about. The fact that not everyone has it in mind is because emotions is something people generally not talk much about at work, but instead keep it for themselves.
We have found that the interaction between these three factors may work differently, both obvious and less obvious. It has been revealed in our study that people shows feelings in different ways, some shows them clear and some obscurely. We’ve also seen that the situation is of relevance because we react differently in different situations.
In the research we’ve determined that motivation is something a person is passionate about, which makes goals something that has to attract the person who is assigned to the task. Employees mainly believes that goals shall be short ranged and have a clear purpose, and then results can be achieved as quickly as possible.
A conclusion is that all people are motivated by different methods and in different ways, depending on many aspects, including experiences, growth and knowledge. The study has shown that the interaction between emotions, goals and motivation plays an important role in the construction business when a leader is about to motivate their employees, and therefore it is highly recommended for managers to consider this interaction to create an effective leadership.
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