Employee motivation is one of the cornerstones of any successful firm, yet it can be devilishly complex to nurture in a consistent and constructive manner. In The Motivation Toolkit David Kreps distills decades of experience and research to highlight the elements of employee motivation. Kreps begins by walking readers through leading economic and psychological theories of motivation, from the economic theory of incentives to the social psychological theory of self-determination. He then shows how to successfully navigate between these theories.
Kreps challenges managers (and aspiring managers) to think rigorously about their specific organisation, and shares enduring insights into effective leadership and organisational prosperity.
David Kreps is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at the Stanford Business School, where, over a forty year career, he has taught courses from Decision Making Under Uncertainty to Managerial Economics to Operations to Human Resource Management. A leading economic theorist, he is a past recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of six previous books, including Microeconomics for Managers, Game Theory and Economic Modeling, and Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks for General Managers (with James Baron). He lives in Stanford, California.