Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 13, Pages: 1-12
P. Nelson Vinotha Kumar Xavier1 and T. Narayanan2
1Department of Management Studies, Noorul Islam University, Kumaracoil - 629180, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected] 2Department of Business Administration, Government Arts College, Karaikudi – 630003, Tamil Nadu India; [email protected]
Background/Objectives: The objective is to analyse the factors enhancing the productivity, the significance of motivational factors, the organisational climate prevailing in TTPS, the attitude towards the motivational factors and to offer suggestions to TTPS management and Policy makers for getting maximum productivity. Methods/Statistical Analysis: About 100 samples contribute to the sampling frame of the study. The primary data consists of respondent’s views, attitude measurement obtained through a well-framed interview questionnaire based on the objectives. The secondary data was collected from the records available in the organization. Percentage analysis is the simplest way of analysing inter-related characteristics of data. The bar charts and pie diagrams facilitate quick and accurate comparison of collected data as well as aid analytical thinking and investigation further.Chi-Square Test is generally employed to find out whether there is a significant difference between the level of attitude and independent variables at a specified level of significance.Rank correlation is applied to find out which pair of respondent groups that have the nearest approach to the concerned aspect. Findings: Some common indications of motivation are willingness to work, better output, definite sense of belonging and pride in the Organization. Some common indications of De-motivations are increased Absenteeism, excessive labour turn over, low output and productivity, increased rate of accidents and wastages, frustrations and unrest etc., when engineers are dissatisfied about their jobs; they are concerned about the environment in which they are working. On the other hand, when engineers feel good about their job, this has to do with the work itself. The first categories of needs are called Hygiene Factors (dissatisfies) and the second categories of needs are called as motivators. According to this, the absence of Hygiene factors may dissatisfy the workers, but will not de-motivate them. Similarly, in the presence of De-motivators, workers may be motivated, but their absence does not make them dissatisfied. To realize the above factors, the respondents were required to give their opinion regarding 14 statements about various Motivators / De-motivators as prevailing in TTPS. Applications/Improvements: In this study, an attempt has been made to analyse the motivational factors enhancing the productivity in Tuticorin Thermal Power Station, Tuticorin. On the whole the level of attitude of the engineers towards enhancing the productivity is medium. Based on the findings of the study some valuable suggestions have been offered. It is hoped that the findings and suggestions will be useful in improving/sustaining the motivational climate in Tuticorin Thermal Power Station, Tuticorin. This study is restricted to the Engineers of Tuticorin Thermal Power Station. Similar studies may be conducted on the workers to find out the motivational climate for the entire Organization. Similar studies may be conducted in Thermal Power Stations like Mettur Thermal Power Station, Neyveli Thermal Power Station and Power Stations belonging to the NTPC for the purpose of comparison.
Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Motivation, Motivators, Organizational Climate, Productivity
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