This Erasmus Mundus Motivation letter is written by Muhammad Sohaib Niazi is an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist, Counselor and HR Professional. Currently an Erasmus Mundus Master scholar who likes coaching and mentoring students and professionals in their educational and personal arenas of life.

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Erasmus Mundus Motivation Letter

In my college time, I read a book named “The road to success” by Mr. Faiez Hasan Seyal. It mentioned one key point that service and pursuit of excellence is the key to happiness and fulfilment. This served as a premise for me to unconsciously love an innate desire to serve people around me. Since then, I used to counsel my peers and juniors in academic and personal issues. When I chose the field of accountancy afterwards, I read a lot of other books on success and discovered that I was quite good but not much interested in finance. In the words of Gardner, interpersonal intelligence was my key strength. Developing on this and on the perception of greater good, I further researched and found out that Psychology and specifically Business Psychology is what I am meant to study in my educational career. It seemed as the voice of my heart moved me to pursue this field. My passion in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology has developed further when I actually savored the flavor of my favorite topics. The work of Maslow on fear of Success, Daniel Goleman’s work on EQ and even the understanding of my own deviated tendencies fascinated me a lot. All this love for the very field continued and has practically moved me again to apply for this WOP-P Master program.

The foremost reason I want to pursue this programme is it specialized focus on scientist/practitioner model. As it is obvious from my profile that I persisted with my field in both education and practice, I will be pleased to join this highly tailored program because of its unique and balanced approach. Specifically the breadth across all the three realms indicate that it is a thorough program to facilitate me become a complete WOP-P Professional.

I am also strongly interested in pursuing this program so as to become a specialist practitioner in the field of workplace and personnel management. Another important significance for me is my interest in exploring strategies by which we can work out solution for the common global issues faced by management in cross-cultural organizations. For instance, how can we best motivate blue collar employees? What is the impact of overtime on labor performance across developing nations? How can we create an organizational policy so that most competent employees can surpass the normal promotion path? How can we maintain objectivity in unstructured modes of recruitment? How can companies retain unique talent? And many other key areas.

The interventions related courses fascinated me as they on one hand will impart key practical skills such as how to implement intelligent practices and on the other hand will inculcate decision making competency. These focused interventions complemented by research work mean that no side is kept unpolished. As modern scientific practitioners focus on research to create the best and optimal intervention strategies, so the WOP-P program exactly addresses these contemporary demands of the employment world.

Real world has complex and ever changing problems, the winter school therefore will help me in learning how these open ended real time cases are solved creating new and contemporary interventions.

Apart from this, cross cultural teams give an invaluable experience that will impart a one of its kind advantage.

I expect this program to enhance my present research and practical skills and to build those competences in me that are vital for success in the international business environment. In my home country Pakistan, there is a serious lack of WOP-P professionals, even then I believed in my abilities and skills to outshine in this domain. I have progressed gradually but I made sure I am well-versed with the research and practical competences necessary to excel in HR and Management. I would also love to continue the legacy by taking back all the knowledge and exposure back to my home country and set a trend for this emerging field of psychology. My long term goals include setting up a WOP-P consultancy in Pakistan that will not only provide practical solutions but also will be a research Centre for the development of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Similarly, up until now I have shown my commitment to stick to my circle of competence. For I believe, four elements are vital for success in this field – natural and innate strengths, motivation, interest and actual nurturing via learning and practice. I am pretty sure that I carry all the desired ingredients to give the best output.

I have worked upon a research project in my 7th semester course – Human Resources Management on “Impact of Motivation on Employees’ Performance.” Also being a student of last semester, I will be initiating my Thesis/Final Year Research Project in few weeks. Similarly, during my last internship I worked in a leading telecom company (Ufone – PTML) and completed a project on “Why Money is not always a motivator at work and its alternatives.” Similarly my proposal on performance management modelling got accepted with highest recommendation. In this project, I pointed out that calibration system had many flaws so the model of Welch from General Electric needed an alternative especially in our local Pakistani culture, where money is a major motivator due to low average income level. I found out that, comparative calibration and thus disbursing respective bonus is not a fair deal. Alternatively, absolute calibration is more effective that not only promotes cooperation but also enhances the overall output and effectiveness of organization.

I am all motivated to research further on talent acquisition methods as referral based hiring was a popular practice in previous internships. However, this created a culture of favoritism and biasness and therefore in many cases brought about a downfall in the output for organizations. I am also interested to find out the best methods to train and develop employees at different levels. Starting with a cognitive dissonant statement won’t help forever. I am quite sure that working with Miss Chiesa at Bologna University can also further my volunteer interests in career and academic counselling. Up until now I have counselled hundreds of students in their educational and career areas. I am holding a workshop as well to cater the needs of intermediate students in transition phase to university study. My main research interests since my time at International Islamic University included talent acquisition, recruitment and selection and training and development. I believe this program will be a major extension as well as addition to my existing work in WOP-P just as I believe I have all what it takes to get selected for this highly competitive and meritorious program. Additionally, my overall objective is to become a well-rounded WOP-P professional.

Up until now, it has been a good start but this is just a beginning which I want to convert into something substantial. I want to achieve much more in my field through this distinctive opportunity. Success is incomplete without legacy therefore I want to give back to global community, WOP-P profession and to serve humanity in general. I chose the path of excellence and in the pursuit of it, I thus far have achieved whatever best was possible for me in my limited available resources and challenging circumstances. With this highly international and relevant degree, I strongly believe I can thrive forward to a more fulfilling career in my chosen field of study. To conclude, this WOP-P master program

Is a building block for my passion to serve this under addressed yet very vital field, paving the way to serve and lead with impact and excellence? I look forward to a thrilling experience.

Thank you for reading.

Muhammad Sohaib Niazi

Erasmus+ Scholar – MS Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology

HR Professional | Industrial and Organizational Psychologist | Coach | Counselor | Mentor | Writer |

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