Model of Decision Making in Motivating Employees and Managers

Martina Blaskova, Michal Bizik, Radoslav Jankal


The article deals with issues of decision making with regard to motivation of employees and managers. In an introductive and theoretical part, attention is devoted to analysing opinions on motivation, motivating, and decision making. The motivation is understood as a dynamic phenomenon, full of many facts, positive and negative, subjective and objective, constant (static, invariable) and variable (changing dynamically). The decision making is understood as process of postulating decision-making premises, conditions, restrictions and defining criteria, non-compromising consideration of positives, negatives, possibilities and impossibilities, chances and obstacles of every accepted solution, and determining the ‘best’ methods of achieving the ‘best’ solution. In the methodology part of paper, the most interesting result of testing assumption about the multi-criteria content and multiplicative effect in decision making, applied in motivating employees, are presented. This searching is done on the basis of our questionnaire survey performed on the sample of 1,946 respondents in the turn of 2012/2013. The assumption about the multi-criteria content and multiplicative effect in decision making applied in motivating employees was confirmed also by paper mentions the most significant findings established with regard to chosen hypotheses (assumptions). In an application part, acquired results and used inspirational opinions of several other authors formed the basis for creation of verbal and graphical model of motivational decision making, or the model of motivating perceived with regard to the decision making process. The model characterises motivational decision-making as multi-content and multi-criteria process able to bring qualitative multiplications and synergies.



Decision Making; Motivation; Motivating; Multiplication; Qualitative Multi-criteria Decision Making

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