*Invited Article:* Motivation Levels of MIS Managers Versus Those of Their Employees

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Abstract

A national study of key factors for motivation was conducted for three levels of MIS management. Analysis of the results show that MIS managers perceive their jobs to contain all the necessary ingredients for motivation, in two areas, however, problems exist. MIS mangers at all three levels perceive supervisory feedback as needing improvement. So do their subordinates, as identified in a previous study. Also, the survey revealed both low social need and high growth need of MIS managers, compared to other managers. These characteristics man inhibit effective communication, both within subordinates and with other managers. Once recognized, the negative aspects of these characteristics may be counteracted, with techniques previously proven in behavioral science.

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Author J. Daniel Couger, Robert A. Zawacki, and Edward B. Oppermann
Year 1979
Volume 3
Issue 3
Keywords Employee behavior, job design, MIS management
Page Numbers 47-56