The Relationship Between a Performance Management System and the Motivational Level of Employees: A Case Study at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of the Republic of Mauritius

Authors

  • Rajendra Parsad Gunputh University of Mauritius
  • Sandhya Gunnuck Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Mauritius
  • Sameerchand Pudaruth University of Mauritius

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18096/TMP.2017.02.03

Keywords:

performance management system, motivation, public sector

Abstract

This research is mainly focussed on analysing a Performance Management System (PMS) and its impact on the motivational level of employees at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) of the Republic of Mauritius. A survey was carried out using the convenience sampling technique to grasp the views of the employees. 200 questionnaires were distributed and the response rate was 55%. The results indicate that the main elements of a PMS process which are motivating elements for employees were missing in the organisation: regular feedback, communication and training. Thus, recommendations were made to the top management to market the concept of PMS, improve the communication strategy and feedback strategy, encourage employee participation and recognition, link PMS to pay and training and provide a supporting management who would promote organisational learning.

Author Biographies

Rajendra Parsad Gunputh, University of Mauritius

Associate Professor

Sameerchand Pudaruth, University of Mauritius

Senior Lecturer

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Published

2017-12-15

How to Cite

Parsad Gunputh, R. ., Gunnuck, S. ., & Pudaruth, S. (2017). The Relationship Between a Performance Management System and the Motivational Level of Employees: A Case Study at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of the Republic of Mauritius. Theory, Methodology, Practice - Review of Business and Management, 13(02), 25–34. https://doi.org/10.18096/TMP.2017.02.03