Employee Motivation Problems and Countermeasures in Chinese Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises
Tong, Jia (2013)
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As business competition among enterprises sharply increases, many small and medium-sized Chinese private enterprises which were thought to have great prospects were pushed out of the market. One reason of their failure is that lacking of scientific employee motivation system restricts the development of the business. Employee motivation, as an important business method, has become more and more important in the enterprises modern management system. An effective employee motivation system can inspire employee morale, improve employee productivity, enhance the product quality and create the cohesion of the enterprises. However, in small and medium-sized Chinese private enterprises, many existing problems, the problem of the enterprises, the problems of the managers, the setting problems of employee motivation system, the problems of payment system and the problems of performance evaluation system, bring negative impacts on the effective implementation of employee motivation system. These negative impacts eventually harm the development of the enterprises because of the serious condition of talent drain, the low productivity and high layoff rate. To solve these problems, the managers should strive to improve their professional quality, create an organizational culture, apply diversified motivation methods, pay attention to employee training and career management, use a complete set of benefits services, implement effective communication channel, establish an equitable payment system as well as build good performance evaluation system.