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Business leaders in finance — the key measures of motivation

Организационная психология. 2018. Vol. 8. No. 4. P. 24-38.

Purpose is to find the key measures and individual differences of business leaders’ motivation for the prospective career planning. Approach. This article presents the results of the study carried out using a sample of a financial organization business leaders with the aim to identify the key scales of the motivational space that determine labor activity. The research analysed a sample of 670 business leaders, middle and line managers from financial organizations, and used a motivational task procedure (Strizhova, Gusev, 2013), which reconstructs motivational space. The conditions for the solution of a motivational task are realized by Motivation Map method. Diagnostic procedure places a list of motivation objects in a two-dimensional graph space of evaluation scales. Findings. It was found that middle and line managers have differences in their motivation. Money and family welfare are more important for line managers, status and professional and personal development are more important for middle managers, pleasure and inspiration from work has more probability for successes for middle managers, then how career growth has more probability for successes for line managers, interesting job allowing for maximum personal potential realization is more difficult for middle managers, helpfulness to others is more external for middle managers. As a result of multidimensional scaling of the data obtained, empirical scales of labour activity for line and middle managers’ motivational space were also obtained. The results of the research can be used by hr manager and organizational psychologist, interested in executive coaching and talent pool development. Value of the results. The results can be used in prospective planning of the career development.