Assessment of motivation on the employees’ performance in agricultural and livestock sector at Kyela District Council Tanzania

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Kampala International University, College of Economics
This study assessed the motivation on employee performance in the local government sector. The study based on four specified research objectives which were to identify the factors which were responsible for general loose of morale at work, to examine the effects of insufficient performance, to assess measures taken by the department in motivating employees towards effective performance and to determine the relationship between the motivation and employees’ performance. From the research, the problem was identified of not providing rewards to employees as motivation to improve performance. The case study research design was used, where by the purposive and random sampling was also used. The sample size was 45 out of 45 respondents thus a census study. Data were gathered through interview and questionnaires and were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The findings indicated that the majority 74% of the respondents agreed that there were no rewards which could motivate the employees to improve performance. However 66% of the employees agreed that there was no morale at work. Only 44% of the employees were motivated by the organization. The out comes of not motivating employees were revealed where by there was no exact relationship between motivation and performance. The study concluded that there was no motivation which improved employees’ performance. The researcher recommended that the Agriculture and Livestock sector should establish the factors that are improving employees’ morale at work, there should be clear policies of performance for motivation, establish the motivation policies which will motivate employees and put clear the relationship between motivation and performance.
A thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Business Administration
Motivation, Employees’ performance, Agricultural, Livestock sector, Tanzania