Motivation and Human Resource Management


Human Resource Management (HRM) is a planned approach to managing people effectively for performance. It aims to establish a more open, flexible and caring management style so that staff will be motivated, developed and managed in a way that they can and will give of their best to support departments' mission.


Motivation is closely related to organisational culture which is an essential aspect of HRM.


Organisational Culture

Staff motivation is the cornerstone of open, flexible and caring management culture, which the Government aims to establish through HRM.

To put it into practice, "open" means not only to listen to staff suggestions and opinions, but also to empower staff, accept their constructive criticisms and use their suggestions.

To be "flexible", we may need to change the traditional ways of doing things. As far as staff motivation is concerned, the biggest challenge perhaps is to stop focusing on problems and the guilty party (police behavior) and start looking for those responsible for things gone right (coach behavior).

"Caring" calls for a human leader who would give emotional support to individuals, and at the same time attend to the overall emotional needs of team members - which includes treating them all in a fair and impartial manner.

That's how we live the belief that "people are our most important asset". The basic principle underpinning motivation is that if employees are led effectively, they will seek to give of their best voluntarily without the need for control through rules and sanctions -- they will eventually be self-motivating.


Purpose Why Do We Need Motivation? Motivation in the Civil Service Within Our Own Boundary At the Organisational Level Motivation and HRM Your Own Staff Motivation Plan Motivation and You


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