TIT Influence of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Stimuli as HRMTools to Enhance Employee’s Performance
The purpose of this paper is to examine the impacts of both extrinsic and intrinsic motivation stimuli on employee performance in Saudi Arabia’s three medium size companies. Primary data is gathered from 71 employees and managers of the companies by means of self-administered questionnaires. The gathered data is processed using graphical and statistical analysis methods to establish cause-and-effect links between motivation and employee performance. It has been identified that intrinsic stimuli such as emotional support from colleagues and managers, access to learning and personal development opportunities and good working conditions predict employee performance in the companies. In turn, good working conditions, access to career development opportunities and a competitive environment are the most effective extrinsic motivators. Respondent and researcher bias is the major limitation of this study. The researchers who investigate the impact of motivation systems on employee performance in developing countries such as Saudi Arabia may be interested in this paper.