The Relation Between the Lack of Motivation and Undevelopment : Its Causes and Effects in the Chilean Case

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Title

The Relation Between the Lack of Motivation and Undevelopment : Its Causes and Effects in the Chilean Case

Creator

Berg, Huberto

Date

1986

Publisher

New York Institute of Technology

Subject

Employee motivation--Chile
Incentives in industry--Chile
Geographic Chile--Economic conditions

Language

English

Format

PDF

Type

Thesis (M.S.)--New York Institute of Technology

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School

School of Management

Major

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Abstract

This thesis is designated to analize the relation that exists in Chile between its condition as an undeveloped country and the lack of expectation for a better future, and lack of motivation to fight for it that affect not only Chilean inhabitants as a nation, but as individuals, too.
In order to understand the relation, it is necessary to study one of the main and most common characteristics that have been present through the years in the different developmental projects intended in Chile. In almost all of them, human resources have played a totally secondary role.
In order to understand the relation, it is necessary to study one of the main and most common characteristics that have been present through the years in the different developmental projects intended in Chile. In almost all of them, human resources have played a totally secondary role.
Today, the majority of the most developed countries and most powerful and biggest industries in the world recognize that the main resource that they have is their human resource. They spent a great amount of effort in studying and developing new techniques that help them to improve and get the best performance from their citizens-in the case of the countries, or the people who work for them, in the case of industries.
They understand, also, that any intent of progress of any organization that does not include the human factor as the base of that intent, will always be destined -- as has happened in Chile to failure, a situation that is still unrecognized by the Chilean leaders. Chileans still see man as only another piece of an organization, which is not more important than any other of the rest of the pieces that form that organization.
This attitude, is based on a concept that, although denied publically by our leaders and businessmen, the facts prove that it is clearly supported by them, the "mediocrity of the mass es,. 11 This cone ept sees man, as if he had an inherent dislike of work, he avoids responsibility, lacks ambition, lacks motivation, and wants to be closely directed.
The analysis developed and the facts cited are based on the bibliographic research method and the author's own experience within the Chilean society. They indicate clearly that the current behavior that the people present in Chile, is a product mainly of their past experiences and the stimuli received through the years from the environment.
Thus, if our current or future leaders, expect some day to develop a real model of progress and wellbeing which will spread through the whole community, they must not only recognize the importance and the potentials that our human resources have, but also they must be able to channel the behavior and efforts of those resources toward predetermined and specific goals. But, in order to do this, it is not enough to be able to predict what that behavior will be in the future. It is also necessary to be able to generate the right stimuli to carry out that behavior. This is possible only after having understood the elements, factors, situations and stimuli that influence that behavior. In other words, it is indispensable to understand not only the concept of motivation, but also the motivational process and its role in a person's behavior.

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Berg, Huberto, “The Relation Between the Lack of Motivation and Undevelopment : Its Causes and Effects in the Chilean Case,” Institutional Repository, accessed June 30, 2022, http://repository.nyitlibrary.org/items/show/2714.