The Importance of a Hotel Middle Manager’s Intrinsic Motivation to Ensure Their Well-Being in the Workplace During a Global Pandemic’
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The aim of this thesis was to examine intrinsic motivation and its impact on well-being during a pandemic such as Covid-19, in order to supplement leadership theory that focuses on the consequences of the global pandemic; Covid-19. Motivational theory, such as the Self-Determination Theory, where three needs for intrinsic motivation are stated, as well as relevant research on leadership and well-being, were applied in order to conduct semi-structured interviews with 10 middle managers working at different hotels within the Nordic Choice Hotel chain in Norway. Findings from this study discovered 6 factors that were important for intrinsic motivation in order to ensure well-being during a pandemic. Out of these 6 factors, the findings enhance the need for relatedness to leaders and employees as the most important factors to ensure well-being, which our findings suggest are directly linked to intrinsic motivation. Based on the findings, we suggest future research to explore the need for relatedness further, possibly within another hotel chain or even industry.