Intrinsic Motivation at Work: What Really Drives Employee Engagement (2nd Revised edition)

Intrinsic Motivation at Work: What Really Drives Employee Engagement (2nd Revised edition)

By: Kenneth H. Thomas (author)Paperback

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In today's organizations, employee engagement is vital--more is being required of workers than ever before. 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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About Author

Ken Thomas earned his doctorate degree at Purdue University and has been a Research Fellow, Harvard Business School followed by professorships at Graduate School of Management, UCLA; School of Business Administration, Temple University; Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburg. Currently he is Professor Emeritus, Naval Postgraduate School of Business and Public Policy, Monterey, CA.


Part I: The Need for New Models The Shift from Compliance to Partnership Extrinsic Rewards Are No Longer Enough Getting Beyond Rational/Economic Assumptions Part II: The Nature of the New Work Purposeful Work Self-Management in the Pursuit of Purpose Part III: The Intrinsic Rewards of the New Work The Rewards of Self-Management Building a Sense of Meaningfulness Building a Sense of Choice Building a Sense of Competence Building a Sense of Progress Implications Epilogue: Putting Money in Perspective

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781576755679
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781576755679
  • weight: 70
  • ISBN10: 1576755673
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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