Motivation is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful emotions that employees bring to work. With the right motivation, employees are able to complete work with both speed and accuracy. Without it, a manager will struggle to even get the most mediocre work out of them. In this article by Susan M. Heathfield, John Gordon is interviewed in order to determine how to motivate employees through means of culture management, understanding why an employee wants to leave, and investing in people through training, mentoring, and appreciating them. The interview gives a good starting point to understanding what keeps your employees happy and motivated—and what drives them away.
Read the full article here: http://humanresources.about.com/od/motivationsuccess/a/Management-Matters-Most-In-Motivation.htm