Employee Motivation and Commitment

Maintaining a high moral in the volunteer workforce is a challenge. Motivating and retaining a volunteer workforce need ample amount of effort to assure each members high spirit towards his job and responsibilities. A volunteer workforce is comprised of people with different personalities, missions and philosophies. Hence, it is but normal to have varying standard and level of contentment. It is now the job of the leaders of organizations to make sure that the concerns, issues and needs of each workforce member is met and addressed with proper attention.

The challenge faced by a volunteer workforce is similar with the predicament of employed workforce in the context of varying interests and level of satisfaction. However, it is easier for members of the volunteer workforce to leave the organization compared to members of the employed workforce because of the concept of volunteerism. This means that in a volunteer workforce, the organization cannot force anyone to stay and continue to serve. Hence, if a member is dissatisfied, he is free to go at any time he wants. Unlike the employed workforce that is governed by federal employment laws.

As in the case study conducted by Amnesty International UK, it is important to have satisfied and content volunteer workers for the organization to really serve its purpose and achieve its goals. An unhappy member of the organization will not work as hard compared to those who are in high spirits. The motivation of an employee is vital because it is the force that fuels his commitment to the organization. The success of the organization essentially relies on the effort that the members exert. Hence, the more motivated the members are, the more productive the whole workforce is. It is a domino effect of benefits. If you have well motivated members, you will have a fruitful organization that will then lead to a dynamic and successful organization.


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