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Motivational Preferences of Caribbean Hotel Workers An Exploratory Study

Motivational Preferences of Caribbean Hotel Workers An Exploratory Study Examines the motivational preferences of Caribbean hotel workersand the impact of individual differences on these preferences byquestionnaire. Twohundredandtwentyfive workers from seven hotels inthe Bahamas ranked ten factors according to how they motivated them onthe job. In general, the hotel workers in this study were motivated mostby higher wages. However, differences in age, organizational level andnumber of years in the same position also influenced workersmotivational preferences. Suggests that Caribbean hotel managers need toimplement creative monetary incentive programmes for their employeeswhile, at the same time, developing different motivational strategiesfor different groups of workers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Emerald Publishing

Motivational Preferences of Caribbean Hotel Workers An Exploratory Study

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0959-6119
DOI
10.1108/09596119210014237
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Abstract

Examines the motivational preferences of Caribbean hotel workersand the impact of individual differences on these preferences byquestionnaire. Twohundredandtwentyfive workers from seven hotels inthe Bahamas ranked ten factors according to how they motivated them onthe job. In general, the hotel workers in this study were motivated mostby higher wages. However, differences in age, organizational level andnumber of years in the same position also influenced workersmotivational preferences. Suggests that Caribbean hotel managers need toimplement creative monetary incentive programmes for their employeeswhile, at the same time, developing different motivational strategiesfor different groups of workers.

Journal

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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