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A good question indeed!!.
HR Manager expected to be a Leader and therefore expected to have one of the qualities i.e. "Self Motivated".
In my openion HR plays role of a Mother. A mother gets motivated when her children score high, move high and return gratitude.
Use of the terminology "Human Resources" is gradually being replaced by "Human Capital". Therefore, every asset expected be maintained periodically. One of the maintenanance required for the staff is "periodic motivation". Else the asset will have a breakdown....
Mohd. Hashik

From Kuwait, Kuwait
Recognization, acceptance and completion of assisgned task in time motivates HR.
Since HR is a motivator these things automaticaly motivates them and they will be fully charged. After all HR is just a matter of common sense,u shd know how to deal with & execute things. Strike while the iron is hot...

From India, Mumbai
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From India, Bhubaneswar
As truly said by many people here that HR has to be self-motivated as they have taken up the responsibility of motivating others. During the time of recruiting HR staff this characteristic has to be kept in mind. In fact, when a person chooses HR as a carreer, it should not be because he is not left with any other option. Talking to people, listening to them, counselling, helping in difficult times should be a passion for him/her. Such a person would never find himself demotivated as his source of motivation will be the satisfaction he derives by listening to others and helping them.
Nevertheless, HR staff is also a human being and they also face ups and downs in life, they can also be demotivated. At that time the first support comes from their colleges-i.e. other members of HR, their reporting officer/senior. Also if they have really helped other employees during their problems, support will come from them.

I think motivation is a kind of give & take relationship.
Right management will surely motivate every employee.
Bad management will be destructive (self destructive too).
It all depends under which management you are working!!
Like some one told "self actualisation" plays a major role in motivational aspects.
Motivation may not only come from boss/team, it can also come from reading books, watching documentaries (on specific subjects) and by exposing one self to the other working environments.
This question is a kind of "egg first or hen first" !!

From India, Bangalore
I appreciate the concern which is been rose. The things need to be sorted out because it is about the individual but it can be with everyone. =====================
From India, Kanpur
At the end of the day, even HR is a human being. so its impossible for himself to be self motivated always. like other counterparts, he too depends on various internal and external sources of motivation.

1. HRs are generally considered to be in 'respectable' positions in the organization. Even senior employees from other employees call HRs preffixing with 'Sir/Mam'. This is not the case with sales guys. So, this motivates the HRs to stick to their jobs.

2. HRs are generally more sensitive in nature. A minute respect, appraise, etc. from counterparts do have a wider effect on them. This too motivates them to work better and better for the company.

3. HRs are always required to read more and more. And they are generally found reading books on leadership, motivation, biographies, etc. This motivates them ahead.

4. They do know their own parameters for appraisals. So they know, by doing what and what not, the appraisals can be higher. This motivates them to stick to the 'dos' of their tasks, and thus, self motivated to do their tasks efficiently.

5. Vacancies for HRs are very less in organizations, because the ratio of other employees to HRs is generally 100:1.

This motivates them to be prount on their tasks, else their are a no. of employees standing behind to hunt out the job.

6. Although the vacancies and salaries are very less at initial levels of HRs, bt there is always a scarce of highly qualified(not simply theoritically) HR leaders. So,they are very nicely paid as per the industry norms. These incentives are too a good motivater to work better.

7. HRs enjoy power in organizations, and also they have authority to design work-enviornments, and play a vital role on work life & professional growth of other employees. Dont you feel, this itself is a very challenging, yet motivational factor to work for the growth of complete organization!

No one can work for day one for self actualization, unless he/she crosses other levels of motivation. above mentioned are a few reasons..those can be many..just shared the points which i feel are very practical.

Your thoughts and querries are deeply welcomed.


Mayank Kukreja

From India, Bhilai
Self motivation of a HR personnel is very much essential . HR is an identity , not only a KRA based job.
From India, Guwahati
HR have to self motivator b'cos they have to motivate others.
They have to take the each and every opportunity to motivate others, if not you then no one in organisation can work enthusiastically.
Yes HR also a human being, they need other motivation to move ahead in life. So how they will get motivation, by employees over whelming performance n improvement, their smiley faces, their respect against you, they come to you for their problems b'cos they trust you.
You entertain employee's query and solve it, end of the he will be happy and you also.:)

From India, Mumbai
@ Mayank: U very beautifully summed up some common thoughts in your seven points..
And I very well agree with you that if the HR personnel are sincerely involved into their work, they'll find ways of self motivation.. Mr. Abraham Maslow will be happy that his theory is practicable as the HR people find solace in fulfilling their Esteem Needs and vice versa !

From India, Ghaziabad

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