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Happiness and Productivity Index: Exploring Motivation as Glue that Bonds Employees to Their Work: Botswana Experiences. A Case of Private Colleges in Francistown


Quality graduates are a function of the level of happiness index attained by employees, especially the lecturing staff. It therefore follows that keeping staff motivated in institutions of higher learning should not be taken for granted as it impacts directly on the product produced. The purpose of this study was to explore on issues of motivation as practiced by private tertiary institutions in Botswana. Three private institutions were studied (selected) with 22 employees and managers interviewed on the phenomena. The findings indicate that the level of staff motivation is currently below par, suggesting the need to deeply institutionalise employee empowering programmes as this has direct impact on the quality of graduates produced. The study further recommends for a national wide research on the performance of private colleges and the degree of embracing motivation packages.


Motivation, empowerment, institutionalisation

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