The influence of employee motivation on productivity in a merged real estate environment
The purpose of this research was to determine if motivation had any influence on productivity in a merged real estate company. A secondary purpose of this research was also to determine the influence of commitment on motivation and productivity. A questionnaire was designed by the researcher emanating from the literature review addressing the variables of motivation, productivity and commitment. The questionnaire consisted of 58 questions: 4 demographical questions and 54 questions on the three variables of motivation, productivity and commitment. Frequency analyses were used to determine the results from the questionnaire on the three variables of motivation, productivity and commitment. Participants in the research included 315 employees of the 524 employees of the real estate company. These employees were located in the Carlton, Inland and the Corporate offices that are situated in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Kimberley. The results showed a direct link between motivation, commitment and productivity based on aspects like training, work experience, work knowledge, culture and tradition, leadership styles and the understanding of information systems. A limitation of this research entailed that additional research will be needed on mergers in real estate companies seeing that this study is not a representative sample of all mergers in real estate companies.