Academic journal article Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal

Student Motivation as an Impact of Campus Environment and Leadership Style: A Case Study of Business Community Development, Universitas Widyatama

Academic journal article Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal

Student Motivation as an Impact of Campus Environment and Leadership Style: A Case Study of Business Community Development, Universitas Widyatama

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Introduction

Students are someone who studies on the lecture bench by taking a preferred course as well as a department in which there is a high possibility to develop their talents. Of course, the higher students in studying in higher education will be more linear and specific to the science they are doing. One way to channel their interests and talents, many students follow campus organizations. In addition, other students who feel that the current organization is not in accordance with their talents and interests, then some of them took the initiative to establish a new organization that is able to accommodate their talents, interests, and potential by making and submitting proposals to Pema (Government Students) then addressed again to the campus to get a decree and authorize the establishment of an organization.

Universitas Widyatama is one of the campuses whose majority of students comes from business and management faculties. Therefore, many students from these faculties have interests and talents for entrepreneurship or business, therefore on November 27, 2008, the Student Research and Development Institute (LP2M) Widyatama University inaugurated the establishment of an organization called Business Community Development (BCD) which aims to be a means of developing a strong and accomplished entrepreneurial spirit and developing tasks to foster the academic community and students to have the knowledge, insight and basic experience of entrepreneurship, however, they can cooperate with the industrial world. Business Community Development fosters and develops the interests, talents, and potential of its members by conducting research based on entrepreneurship science, providing education and training to create creative, innovative and professional members, increasing the active role of Business Community Development members in various business activities and become a Business Center for Widyatama University students.

The members have promised and signed a membership contract that they are willing to contribute in order to advance the organization in achieving the stated goals. Business Community Development is an organization that is directly supervised by the student research and development institute (LP2M) of Widyatama University, where Business Community Development functions as a means of student business incubator in entrepreneurship. The Business Community Development Secretariat itself is in Room C.102 Widyatama University, Jl. Cikutra 204A, Bandung. This organization is demanded to be able to conduct research based on entrepreneurship science, develop business units as a form of entrepreneurship implementation, and become a Business Center for students of Widyatama University. To achieve this, high motivation is needed by its members.

Today, Business Community Development facilitates the room with air conditioning (AC), provides a special space to discuss business by its members, as well as other equipment and supplies that support the creation of a good and conducive work environment however, it will increase the motivation of its member's inactivity. In addition, to increase the motivation of the work of its members is by implementing a system of issuing warning letters (SP) by the leaders to members who feel less active and less contribute to the progress of the organization. This is done solely in order to realize shared goals and ideals.

This study aims to test the influence of the work environment and leadership style on work motivation. It is hoped that this research can be an organizational guideline to support and facilitate the work environment however, it is conducive and it is also hoped that organizational leaders will be wise and have authority in leading however, they can increase the motivation of members in their activities.

Literature Review

a. Work Environment

According to Taiwo (in Josephine and Harjanti, 2017), the work environment is everything, events, people and others that affect the way people work. …

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