ASSESSING EMPLOYEES' MOTIVATION IN TERTIARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN SIERRA LEONE: INSTITUTION OF ADVANCED MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY (IAMTECH) AND NJALA UNIVERSITY (NU), SIERRA LEONE

Ibrahim Abdulai Sawaneh, Ishmail Gibril Seisay, Umaru Peter Kamara, Josephine Denise Kamara, Samuel Crosby Fullah, Alie Badara Koroma, Aruna Bakarr, Mariama Bobson Conteh, Mariama Sesay

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Employee motivation is a key element that subsequently achieve organizational blueprint in modern day of organizational operations. On this ground, the researchers assess employees' motivation in tertiary educational institutions in Sierra Leone. It covers the Institute of Advanced Management and Technology (IAMTECH) and its affiliate institution, Njala University (NU). Differences were drawn between these two institutions, as IAMTECH is private and NU public. Motivation is necessary for effective and efficient organizational dynamism such as room for growth, development, health work environment, feeling of belonging, and achievement of organizational objectives. Motivated employees dedicate their energies and skills to their jobs, thereby implementing and attaining the organizational policies and blueprints. This enhances workplace ethics and accelerates employee motivation and performance in tertiary educational institutions in Sierra Leone. It clearly states that motivation is not only giving financial incentives and rewards, but also makes employees' feel as if they are part of the organization success. It is evident in the research that, applying effective employees' motivation either moral or financial helps achieve organizational objectives in both public and private sectors in Sierra Leone. However, there are some constrains in achieving the ultimate goal of the research, as most heads and decision makers in these institutions lack the required skills to motivate employees' performance in this 19th century culturally society in the west coast of Africa. Therefore, the researchers created room for more innovative techniques that will definitely yield maximal employees' motivation in tertiary educational institutions in Sierra Leone.

 

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employees’ motivation (EM), tertiary educational institutions, performance management (PM), organizational blueprint

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