Motivating Millennials: A study on generation Y motivation
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis explores generation Y motivators. They are a growing group of young people among the general workforce, and they have different behavior and motivators at work. This paper explores effective motivating factors for this group of employees by studying a company, LinkedIn, which successfully motivates generation Y employees. Data is gathered through several interviews done with LinkedIn employees working at their Dublin office. The data is analyzed with the help of a motivational theory called self-determination theory and its main concepts autonomy, relatedness and competence. Other insights from earlier studies done on generation Y motivation are used to support the analysis as well. The results and analysis are consistent with theory and earlier studies, and can even show some interesting factors generation Y employees value, such as high value for manager flexibility and sharing similar values with the company they work for.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 44 p.
Generation Y, Motivation, Self-determination theory, autonomy, competence, relatedness, LinkedIn
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-243213OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-243213DiVA: diva2:786423
Subject / course
Bachelor Programme in Business and Economics