The success of any organization depends largely on the motivation of the employees who
are essential to the prosperity, productivity and performance of any company. Motivation
is the key to creating an environment where optimal performance is possible. There are
several approaches to how employees can be motivated. Some are motivated by financial
(monetary) incentives whilst others are motivated by non-financial (non-monetary)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a relationship between the
financial incentives offered by SCC and employee motivation, Specifically, the sh1dy set
out to determine the nature of incentives offered by SCC, the preference pattern of the
employees on the incentives offered by SCC and the relationship between the incentives
offered by SCC and employee motivation as measured by performance.
The study was of a case study approach using descriptive survey design. The study area
was the SCC project in Kisumu District, Kenya and the study population consisted of all
thel22 field officers of the SCC project in the three components that the project
specializes in, namely, Agro forestry, farmer enterprise development and rural finance.
The response rate was 96 out of the possible 122, which translates to 78% response. The
research instruments used were questionnaires, opinion interviews and checklists. The
study used primary data that was cleaned, coded and entered into statistical packages.
Further, data was subjected to descriptive statistics to obtain means, averages, frequencies
and central tendencies. The results were presented in fonn of pie charts, bar charts and
The study found out that SCC does offer a range of incentives. However, the main
incentives offered are financial, mainly in the form of salaries, leave allowance,
Christmas bonus and transport allowance. But, all in all, the respondents expressed
dissatisfaction with the incentives offered currently by SCC. Thai, management was not
really interested in motivating employees because some incentives like leave allowance
and Christmas bonus had already been scrapped and the salaries had not been revised to
match the rising costs of living. The salaries offered were not commensurate to
employees' qualifications. The transport allowance offered inform of motorbikes was too
minimal since there was a limit on mileage and fuel consumption.
The study recommended that management should: look for ways of diversifying the
incentives offered and reward employees according to their workload and professional
and academic qualifications. The staff would appreciate the reinstatement of Christmas
bonus and leave allowance and improving of salaries to match employees' qualifications,
workload and what other international NGOs are offering.
The results of the study are very important as they could offer a base on which the management of SCC can base their decisions on incentives in future.
FRANCIS, M (2021). The Relationsidp Between Financial Incentives And Employee Motivation: A Case Study Of The Swedish Cooperative Center (Scc) Project: Kisumu. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-relationsidp-between-financial-incentives-and-employee-motivation-a-case-study-of-the-swedish-cooperative-center-scc-project-kisumu
FRANCIS, MUTISO "The Relationsidp Between Financial Incentives And Employee Motivation: A Case Study Of The Swedish Cooperative Center (Scc) Project: Kisumu" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-relationsidp-between-financial-incentives-and-employee-motivation-a-case-study-of-the-swedish-cooperative-center-scc-project-kisumu. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.
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FRANCIS, MUTISO . "The Relationsidp Between Financial Incentives And Employee Motivation: A Case Study Of The Swedish Cooperative Center (Scc) Project: Kisumu" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 19, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-relationsidp-between-financial-incentives-and-employee-motivation-a-case-study-of-the-swedish-cooperative-center-scc-project-kisumu