THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC CRISIS ON THE CHANGE IN MOTIVATION OF FURNITURE COMPANY EMPLOYEES - CASE STUDY (Wplyw kryzysu gospodarczego na zmiane motywacji pracowników zatrudnionych w firmie meblarskiej - studium przypadku)
This work analyses the level of motivation of workers employed in Ekoltech s. r. o. Fil'akovo in Slovakia in the period till 2008, i.e. before the beginning of economic crisis' start, i.e. at the beginning of 2009. Using Duncan test, which is a suitable tool for independent choices, the average rates were compared and significance level (p) for individual motivational factors was calculated. The result of this work is definition of significant change in average rates of individual motivational factors and the comparison of sequence of importance of motivational factor before and after the crisis. Based on the observations made, it can be said that the world economic crisis caused change in employee motivation in companies. The employees were willing to work even in worse conditions, for they wanted to keep their jobs. Therefore, it was recommended that the management of the analysed enterprise motivate the employees by non-financial motivational factors, which nowadays are critical to maintain sufficient job performance.
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