Intrinsic Motivation at Work: Building Energy & Commitment

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002 - Business & Economics - 143 pages
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Intrinsic Motivation at Work marks a major advance on the topic of work motivation -- one based on an understanding of the changing requirements of today's workplace and the limitations of older motivational models. Written in an engaging, accessible style, yet grounded in solid academic research, the book is divided into three parts. Part One assesses older models of work motivation and why they need an overhaul. Part Two explains the nature of the ""new work"" and the importance of reintroducing a feeling of purpose and self-management. Part Three presents in depth the four intrinsic rewards that make work energizing and compelling -- a sense of meaningfulness, a sense of choice, a sense of competence or quality, and a sense of progress -- and how to create them.
 

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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Mausner, and Barbara Snyderman, The Motivation to Work (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1959) and M. Scott Meyers' unpublished report on recent motivation research at the Texas Instrument Company, "The Management of Motivation to Work.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, PhD, has an international reputation as a researcher, author, and developer of training materials. He is the developer, with Ralph Kilmann, of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, the leading measure of conflict-handling styles. It has sold over six million copies and been translated into many languages. He has served as professor of management at UCLA, Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Naval Postgraduate School.

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