The impact of motivational theories on job satisfaction and performance, a case study of AW Group of Industries, Pakistan

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Ateeq-ur-Rehman, Chaudhry
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MSc Management Practice
Dublin Business School
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Motivation and job satisfaction among employees is the most important organizational success factor. These two aspects are closely related with high performance and the relationship between these three variables have been proved by many researchers as well as observed in this study. In the secondary and primary research, it has been observed that employees who are motivated are most likely to become satisfied with their job and more productive and innovative than the employees who are not satisfied. This study is concerned about effects of motivation on bringing job satisfaction and high performance. In the study motivational theories are critically discussed with the application of these theories in modern era. Also components of job satisfaction and its impact of high performance is discussed. This study attempts to fill gap in research area by selecting one of the biggest edible oil refinery based in Pakistan. The research is solely based on quantitative research approach which includes 32 participants working in the organization under research. It was emerged that motivational level and job satisfaction level of the employees working in the organization is at low to moderate level also it was found that extrinsic reward is more effective in motivating and satisfying employees than intrinsic rewards. The strong relationship between motivation, job satisfaction and high performance was also found in this research.