Hygiene Factors

Published by MBA Skool Team, Last Updated: May 17, 2020

What is Hygiene Factors?

Hygiene factors refer to those motivation factors for an employee which if not present in an organization, can demotivate the individual & reduce their performance. Hygiene factors include a good salary, job profile, benefits, company sponsored vacations etc.


Importance of Hygiene Factors

Hygiene factors are 'good to have' factors of motivation in an organization, which further motivate the employee if they are given to the employee. Lack of presence of hygiene factors, will leave the employee dissatisfied, and will reduce his/her morale to perform well. Employees or individuals seek a good place to work in. If basic things at workplace are well taken care of then they are more comfortable and can concentrate of work. This is where basic factors or hygiene factors are important from an organization point of view.


Example of Hygiene Factors

For any employee, his job role is the primary factor, whereas the workplace culture, the environment, privacy etc. are the hygiene factors. The employee will witness high levels of job satisfaction only if the hygiene factors are taken into consideration along with the primary factors.


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