Motivation in Work Organizations

Motivation in Work Organizations

by Edward E. Lawler III
     
 

For more than twenty years, Edward E. Lawler III has had worldwide influence in the areas of management and organization design. This landmark book, one of the most-cited volumes on the topic of motivation in the workplace, defines Lawler's basic philosophy: in order to have effective organizations, we must understand how to motivate and encourage effective

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For more than twenty years, Edward E. Lawler III has had worldwide influence in the areas of management and organization design. This landmark book, one of the most-cited volumes on the topic of motivation in the workplace, defines Lawler's basic philosophy: in order to have effective organizations, we must understand how to motivate and encourage effective individual performance. Time-tested theories have been the basis for nearly all of Lawler's subsequent work in the areas of pay and reward systems, employee involvement, organization design, and organizational change.In his new introduction to this classic edition, he shows how his original emphasis on work design and reward systems is especially relevant to the current emphasis on creating high performance work organizations through new organization design and management approaches. Lawler's theories continue to help us understand the world around us today, forming the basis for many successful managerial practices found in today's workplace, and continue to prove that no matter what organization design or approach is used, it cannot succeed if it fails to motivate employees to perform well.

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"A classic in providing fundamental knowledge about what is valid and useful in such areas as motivation, job design, pay systems, and interpersonal relations. —Chris Argyris, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior, and author of Knowledge for Action

"With this book, Lawler defined, spearheaded, and made respectable a new and unusually important area of research and practice in the area of industrial and organizational psychology, namely, issues related to human motivation in work settings." —Marvin D. Dunnette, chairman and CEO, Personnel Decisions Research Institute

''I still carry a battered copy of the first edition of Lawler's well-deserved classic in my briefcase. It was a virtual classic on its publication twenty years ago and now it's a real time/space classic.'' —Dr. Warren Bennis, university professor and founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at USC and author of Beyond Bureaucracy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555426613
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Management
Edition description:
1st [Classic] ed
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.91(d)

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