Intrinsic Motivation at Work: What Really Drives Employee Engagement / Edition 2

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576755679
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 797,100
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Part One What Engagement Looks Like Today

A Management Tale . . . 3

1 How Work Has Changed 7

2 The Rediscovery of Purpose 14

3 Self-Management in the Pursuit of Purpose 28

Part Two The Intrinsic Rewards That Drive Engagement

A Management Tale, continued . . . 45

4 Four Intrinsic Rewards: Meaningfulness, Choice, Competence, and Progress 47

5 How the Intrinsic Rewards Work-and Their Effects 60

6 A Diagnostic Framework for Rewards 73

Part Three Managing Your Own Engagement

A Management Tale, continued . . . 81

7 Tuning Into Your Own Intrinsic Rewards 83

8 Building Your Sense of Meaningfulness 95

9 Building Your Sense of Choice 102

10 Building Your Sense of Competence 111

11 Building Your Sense of Progress 120

Part Four Leading for Engagement

A Management Tale, concluded . . . 131

12 General Tips on Leading for Engagement 133

13 First Impressions and Priorities 143

14 Leading for Meaningfulness 153

15 Leading for Choice 161

16 Leading for Competence 170

17 Leading for Progress 179

18 Enjoying the Ride 190

Resource A Two Earlier Models of Intrinsic Motivation 197

Resource B Putting Money in Perspective 199

Notes 204

Index 217

About the Author 221

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