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A Case Study of Motivation Theory on the Web-Based Learning The purpose of this research is to explore the motivation and hygiene factors of individuals when they were learning via the WWW. pdf. 2001  
A Theory of Human Motivation This article by A. H. Maslow was written in 1943 and originally published in Psychological Review, 50. pdf TOP
Asking Empowering Questions Assists you to ask -- yourself and others -- questions that uplift and enhance life  
Changing Environment  Four Essentials for Motivating Employees in a Changing Environment   
Effect of Extrinsic Compensation on Intrinsic Motivation and Performance According to empirical evidence, extrinsic incentives often crowd out intrinsic motivation, thus reducing the effort choices of workers. This article presents a principal-agent model that incorporates insights from cognitive evaluation theory in order to show how the introduction of explicit incentives causes a discontinuous reduction in worker effort and why motivation crowding out occurs. Abstract; link to download-page available. 2003  
Employee Engagement: Doing It vs. Measuring It seems today that employee engagement is in vogue. I like the idea, but I worry about it. I worry that this is what employees would call “another HR thing.” Let’s face it – we have lots of “HR things.” pdf  
Empowerment at Work Defines "empowerment" and describes empowered persons and empowered organizations.  
Fostering the Work Motivation of Individuals and Teams After describing a number of general strategies for fostering individual motivation, the article focuses on the unique motivational issues faced by teams and how to overcome them. pdf  
Herzberg - 2 Factor Hygiene and Motivation Theory Briefly explains Herzbergs motivation theory and effects on individuals and groups  
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation Should a child be rewarded for passing an exam, or paid to read a book? What impact do empowerment and monitoring have on employees’ morale and productivity? Does receiving help boost or hurt self-esteem? Why do incentives work well in some contexts, but appear counterproductive in others?   
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions and New Directions Intrinsic and extrinsic types of motivation have been widely studied, and the distinction between them has shed important light on both developmental and educational practices. In this review we revisit the classic definitions of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in light of contemporary research and theory.   
Intrinsic Motivation Doesn't Exist, Researcher Says While some psychologists still argue that people perform better when they do something because they want to – rather than for some kind of reward, such as money -- Steven Reiss suggests we shouldn't even make that distinction.  
Keeping the Team Together Short overview on motivation aspects of teams  
Motivating employees is not a one-time deal Dean McFarlin says that motivation needs to be ongoing process  
Motivation in New Product Design Understanding the Roles of Intrinsic Motivation, Monetary Rewards, and Creative-Thinking Skills in New Product Design. Abstract; link to download-page available. 2003  
Motivation Quotes Nothing scientific, but if you need a quote about motivation - there is a great variety  
Motivation Theory This article provides an introduction to importance of improving human relations in the workplace, and summaries of the motivational research and theories by prominent writers  
Motivation To Learn This paper examines the internal and external factors that influence the motivation to learn, as well as the principles of motivation as applied to instructional design. The intent of the paper is to be pragmatic in focus and it is written to educators for use in the classroom. pdf  
Motivation, Manager to Manager What you can do to resolve (what is sometimes) the biggest cause of a lack of employee motivation.   
Nine Tips for Motivating Employees How do you motivate employees -- justifiably cynical, skeptical employees -- who have been merged, acquired, downsized and right-sized?  
Overview Short overview, concepts involved and theories  
Research-Tested Team Motivation Strategies Motivating a team is often more challenging than motivating a single individual. Individuals within teams operate with different goals, values, beliefs, and expectations. pdf  
Rethinking Motivation Article discusses the impact of great opportunities and great threats on motivation  
Revisiting Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation The authors used person-environment fit theory and polynomial regression analyses to investigate data taken from 833 respondents of different occupations. Intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, and the value individuals placed on those rewards, predicted three dependent variables positively, but not necessarily via similar (linear, curvilinear, interactive) forms.   
Self-Confidence and Personal Motivation The authors analyze the value placed by rational agents on self-confidence, and the strategies employed in its pursuit. Confidence in one’s abilities generally enhances motivation, making it a valuable asset for individuals with imperfect willpower.   
Team Motivation How to keep the team motivated over the long haul; by Peter Grazier  
Theorists and Theories Describes the most important motivation theories  
Tips on Motivation Businesstown provides streetwise tips on motivation  
Understanding Employee Drives and Motivations  The First Step Towards Motivation at Work. Article sees the analysis and planning of an adequate response to employees' motivations on first place in the order of business  


Publications Literature
Intrinsic/Extrinsic Motivation: The Phony Controversy 
By A. J. Marr 
The concepts of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are cardinal concepts in social and humanistic psychology, and represent distinctive mental processes that interact in specific ways that can in turn be observed through observation of individuals in work, school, and other institutionalized settings. Various academic viewpoints posit how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation add to one another or disrupt one another, yet there is still no consensus as to how these motivational events interact, or for that matter what they are.

Motivation Theories
This paper gives a brief overview on basic concepts and theories of motivation

Work Motivation: History, Theory, Research, and Practice
by Gary P. Latham
This book provides unique behavioral science frameworks for motivating employees in organizational settings. Drawing upon his experiences as a staff psychologist in and consultant to organizations, author Gary P. Latham has written this book in a “mentor voice” that is highly personal and rich in examples, including enduring influences of mentors on researchers in the field.

DUH! Lessons in Employee Motivation that Every Business Should Learn : from the World's Best (and Worst) Airlines
by David C. Forward
Using examples taken mostly from the airline industry (although the lessons apply to ANY business), this book shows the importance of having a highly motivated workforce, HOW to create one, and how employees who are happy at work directly impact customer service and profits.

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees
by R. Brayton Bowen
Recognizing and Rewarding Employees gives managers the rewards most successful at motivating employees, tips for showing appreciation for work done well, ways to promote achievement through recognition, and more.

The Leadership Pill: The Missing Ingredient in Motivating People Today
by Ken Blanchard, Marc Muchnick
The Leadership Pill shows business managers at any level how to apply the right techniques for getting both results and the commitment of their people, even when the pressure to perform is high.

Motivation and Personality
by Abraham Harold Maslow, Robert Frager, James Fadiman

Maslow on Management
by Abraham H. Maslow
A seminal work on human behavior in the workplace—now completely updated

Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
by Stephen C. Lundin Ph.D., Harry Paul, John Christensen
Addresses today's most pressing work issues (including employee retention and burnout) with an engaging metaphor and an appealing message that applies to anyone in any sector of any organization.




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