People can change their working places to gain more respect and to feel more valued in their jobs.
Also management teams have a much better understanding in HR policies and practices than before.
The research question was: what are the Finnish cultural traits that affect the employee satisfaction.
The main aim was to find out the level of employee satisfaction in Prisma, Mikkeli, and to find out possible aspects for improvements.
The empirical part of the thesis and the questionnaire were created according to the mentioned concepts.
The questionnaire also included parts where the questions about expectations of the employee, work environment and job organization were asked.It also deals with the effect the culture has on employee satisfaction.The theoretical framework of this thesis includes such concepts as leadership, job satisfaction, motivation, rewards and cultural differences.Based on the research it can be said that the level of employee satisfaction in Prisma Mikkeli is high, although there is still a room for improvements.One of the biggest strength of the organization is the relationship and communication between the employees and the managers.It will also be discussed how important it is to understand different cultures and their effects on job satisfaction.Also the general Finnish characteristics and their effect on motivation will be researched.DESCRIPTION Date of the bachelor's thesis 15 March 2010 Author(s) Anna Salanova, Sanni Kirmanen Degree programme and option Business Management Name of the bachelor's thesis Employee Satisfaction and Work Motivation Research in Prisma Mikkeli Abstract Human Resource Management is getting more important in the business nowadays, because people and their knowledge are the most important aspects affecting the productivity of the company.One of the main aspects of Human Resource Management is the measurement of employee satisfaction.57 5.5 Expectations Job organization Work environment DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION Summary Reliability and validity of the research Suggestions for further studies CONCLUDING REMARKS BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDICES 1 INTRODUCTION 1 The importance of employee satisfaction and work motivation is growing all the time in the companies.Many researches have been made to find out the effect the job satisfaction and motivation have in the productivity of the company.