Intrinsic Motivation at Work

Intrinsic Motivation at Work

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Thomas, Kenneth W. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009 Audio summary available
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Maximizing productivity at work is a top priority for all business organizations, but all too often focus is limited to extrinsic rewards: tangible benefits such as pay, commissions, and bonuses. In Intrinsic Motivation at Work, author Kenneth W. Thomas explores the power of intrinsic rewards, the psychological rewards workers get from the work itself. Companies that harness intrinsic rewards can create a more engaged, self-managing, and committed environment for their employees. Speaking to workers and team leaders alike, Intrinsic Motivation at Work describes the four intrinsic motivations needed to improve workers’ self-management: a sense of choice, a sense of meaningfulness, a sense of competence, and a sense of progress.