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Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3393;

Responsible Decision making for Sustainable Motivation

Department of Managerial Theories, University of Žilina, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
Department of Social Work, Pomeranian University, 76-200 Słupsk, Poland
Department of Humanities, Mykolas Romeris University, LT-44211 Kaunas, Lithuania
Department of Mathematical Methods and Operational Analysis, University of Žilina, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
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Received: 18 July 2018 / Revised: 6 September 2018 / Accepted: 7 September 2018 / Published: 23 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in E-Business)
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This article examines motivation and the quality of decision making’s effect on motivation as important preconditions for organizational sustainability. The article is focused on an examination of the content and intensity of perceived motivation, and the forms of decisions that were made while motivating people. Motivation (from a theoretical and empirical point of view) is related to crucial processes of human potential development and motivation. The analysis, synthesis and generalization of knowledge related to sustainability, motivation and decision making in human potential motivation are presented in the theoretical part of the article. The empirical part presents the results of sociological questionnaire, focusing on the area of decision making in motivation that was carried out on sample of respondents in the Slovak Republic (n = 500), Poland (n = 390) and Lithuania (n = 226). The results confirm a strong correlation between the level of the motivation and the quality of key processes of development of human potential (leadership, appraisal, communication, and the creation of an atmosphere of trust). In all examined countries and processes, the calculated values of the chi-square test were significantly higher than the table value (level of significance = 0.05). The section describing the results contains a proposed content-componential model of decision making in affecting and building sustainable motivation. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; motivation; decision making; human potential; motivation programs sustainability; motivation; decision making; human potential; motivation programs

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Blašková, M.; Figurska, I.; Adamoniene, R.; Poláčková, K.; Blaško, R. Responsible Decision making for Sustainable Motivation. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3393.

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