Comparative Perspectives towards Civil Servants’ Motivation
Keywords:motivation of public servants, motyvators.
The aim of the paper is to compare civil servants’ motivation in countries having different civil service
model. The article starts with a short introduction of factors motivating civil servants. Later on differences between
career-based and post models are explored, paying special attention towards motivational factors. Data
from civil servant’s motivational survey conducted in Lithuania 2007 allows the comparison with data form
other countries. Comparative analysis proves that civil servants despite different level of economical development
and civil service model are motivated and demotivated by rather similar factors. Among the motivators
are salary, job security and social guarantees. Too much rules and regulations, bad leadership, political pressures
have a negative impact on their motivation.