Motivation Policies in the Public Sector of the Slovak Republic

Martina Blašková, Rudolf Blaško


This study analyses the issues involved in aiming to increase the motivation of public sector employees and managers in the Slovak Republic. The article analyses public sector organizations and defines motivation policy as a tool for management to achieve a higher level of employee motivation and satisfaction. Motivation policy can be understood as a system of thoroughly defined and agreed priorities, principles, and rules, the purpose of which is to contribute systematically to the improvement of motivational atmosphere within the organization and strengthen the motivation of individuals, groups, and the entire organization. The study is supplemented by the results of a survey conducted in Slovak organizations in 2009. The survey addressed motivation dynamics of private and public sector employees and managers.


public sector; policy; motivation; motivation policy; survey; motivation tools

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