A STUDY ON SELECTED MOTIVATIONAL TOOLS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS ON EFFICIENCY OF BANGLADESH ARMY: CLUES FOR THE MILITARY LEADERSHIP
Motivation shapes the behavior, values, norms and culture of an organization.
Well motivated employees require lesser supervision, spending time on
monitoring, efforts etcetera, and show greater efficiency. In Bangladesh Army,
very often we come across this term “Motivation” and leadership applies various
motivational tools to keep the members well motivated towards the organization.
This paper has set the broad objective to “Examine the current status of selected
motivational tools including their impact on the efficiency of selected group at
unit level in Bangladesh Army and elicit some lessons for military leadership”.It is
good to know that most of the members of our Army consider the honesty and
integrity including good organizational environment as priority one requirement
to remain motivated towards the organization. Again most of the led viewed
positively about their unit leaders. On the contrary, some dissatisfaction also
observed on command environment, practice of leadership, welfare packages
and counseling system at unit level. Lac of pride amongst led, lack of quality time
for interaction between leaders and led, over commitments of the units and all
times monitoring requirements of led are also identified as detrimental factors
in maintaining motivation and efficiency. In this context, probable approaches at
strategic, operational and functional level including recommendations to mitigate
the concerns of motivation are discussed for the appraisal of senior military
leadership in Bangladesh Army.