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Motivating employees is an important role for managers. This case study illustrates how, in amodern engineering environment like Siemens, the work of Maslow and Herzberg applies more than Taylor's.
In the past, as the work of Frederick Taylor illustrated, motivation theory linked very closely to pay and output. Individuals now need to be motivated in a completely different way. They have higher order needs. This was illustrated through the work of Abraham Maslow.
Frederick Herzberg discovered there are also elements within the workplace that both satisfy and dissatisfy employees.
Lower order needs are met by the organisation providing good pay and a safe working environment. Higher order needs are also provided for its engineers through training and development, as well as the opportunity to undertake creative and challenging work.
Siemens employees are motivated by being recognised for their achievements and by having opportunities for progression, regardless of the level at which they started working for Siemens.