Internal and external factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested and committed to a job, role or subject, or to make an effort to attain a goal

Maslow hierarchy of needs

Abraham Maslow created this because he believed that you cannot achieve your full potential without the basic needs (physiological needs), when you are at your full potential, you are living life at its best and there is nothing that could possibly stop you from doing what you are doing because you are doing it so well.

Motivation in a repetitive job

Some people have to deal with new tasks every day in job. But not everyone needs new challenges to stay motivated in work. Ideal receptionist should prefer routine jobs. This should be your main argument in an interview. Good feeling from a well done job canresonate in your answer too, as well as other factors of motivation or alternatively, you can express an opinion that you do not consider job of a receptionist as repetitive. There are new guest all the time, new challenges, and after all, you strive to improve your working performance all the time. Here is what some people think!

"To be honest, I prefer routine to creativity. Once I learn to do my stuff, I do the job well and have good feeling from doing it. Jobs where you have to learn new things every day are not really a good choice for me. Once I learn to do my tasks, I enjoy doing it and can do it on a high level day after day, without any serious drop in motivation".

Job enlargement

Job enlargement means

increasing the scope of a job through extending the range of its job duties and responsibilities generally within the same level and periphery.

Job empowerment

Employee empowerment is giving employees a certain degree of autonomy and responsibility for decision-making regarding their specific organizational tasks

Job rotation

A job design technique in which employees are moved between two or more jobs in a planned manner. The objective is to expose the employees to different experiences and wider variety of skills to enhance job satisfaction and to cross-train them.

Job Enrichment

Job enrichment is a management concept that involves redesigningjobs so that they are more challenging to the employee and have less repetitive work


Teamwork is often a crucial part of a business, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, trying their best in any circumstance. Teamwork means that people will try to cooperate, using their individual skills and providing constructive feedback, despite any personal conflict between individuals.