Intrinsic Motivation at Work: Building Energy & Commitment

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002 - Business & Economics - 143 pages
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In today's organizations engagement is vital--more is being required of workers than ever. In this new edition of his classic book, Kenneth Thomas draws on the latest research findings to identify the key to employee engagement: intrinsic motivation. Only intrinsic rewards--rewards that come directly from the work itself--encourage the profound commitment and sense of ownership needed for a truly engaged and innovative workforce. Thomas identifies four intrinsic rewards, explains exactly how and why they build engagement and provides a diagnostic framework to evaluate which need boosting and how to boost them. The second edition has been revised and updated throughout, with an expanded section on how leaders can identify their own intrinsic rewards and new tools, tips and practices for encouraging intrinsic motivation in others.
 

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"Intrinsic Motivation at Work" by Kenneth W.Thomas is a detailed, useful and a perfect starter book for employees who want to read on about and improve their motivation, particularly their intrinsic ... Read full review

Contents

The Need for New Models
1
The Shift from Compliance to Partnership
3
Extrinsic Rewards Are No Longer Enough
6
Getting Beyond RationalEconomic Assumptions
10
The Nature of the New Work
15
Purposeful Work
17
SelfManagement in the Pursuit of Purpose
26
The Intrinsic Rewards of the New Work
39
Building a Sense of Choice
63
Building a Sense of Competence
77
Building a Sense of Progress
91
Implications
106
Two Earlier Models of Intrinsic Motivation
115
Putting Money in Perspective
117
Notes
121
Index
135

The Rewards of SelfManagement
41
Building a Sense of Meaningfulness
51
About the Author
143
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Page 133 - Tom Peters, Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution (New York: Harper & Row, 1988), 357. 12. Gerald R. Lowell and Maureen Sullivan, "Self-Management in Technical Services: The Yale Experience," Library Administration & Management (Winter 1989): 20-23.
Page 136 - Frederick Herzberg, Bernard Mausner, and Barbara Snyderman, The Motivation to Work (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1959) and M. Scott Meyers' unpublished report on recent motivation research at the Texas Instrument Company, "The Management of Motivation to Work.

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Kenneth W. Thomas is Professor Emeritus of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is the cocreator of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, which has sold more than 6 million copies.

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