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The motivation to work

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Product description

Quality work that fosters job satisfaction and health enjoys top priority in industry all over the world. This was not always so. Until recently analysis of job attitudes focused primarily on human relations problems within organizations. While American industry was trying to solve the unsolvable problem of avoiding interpersonal dissatisfaction, problems with the potential for solution, such as training and quality production, were ignored. When first published, The Motivation to Work challenged the received wisdom by showing that worker fulfilment came from achievement and growth within the job itself. In his new introduction, Herzberg examines thirty years of motivational research in job-related areas. Based on workers' accounts of real events that have made them feel good or bad on the job, the findings of Herzberg and his colleagues have stimulated research and controversy that continue to the present day. The authors found, surprisingly, that while a poor work environment generated discontent, improved conditions seldom brought about improved attitudes. Instead, satisfaction came most often from factors intrinsic to work: achievements, job recognition, and work that was challenging, interesting, and responsible. The evidence marshalled by this volume called into question many previous assumptions about job satisfaction and worker motivation.

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Author(s):
Frederick Herzberg, Bernard Mausner, Barbara Bloch Snyderman
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
156000634X
ISBN-13:
9781560006343
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Title:
The motivation to work

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Quality work that fosters job satisfaction and health enjoys top priority in industry all over the world. This was not always so. Until recently analysis of job attitudes focused primarily on human relations problems within organizations. While American industry was trying to solve the unsolvable problem of avoiding interpersonal dissatisfaction, problems with the potential for solution, such as training and quality production, were ignored. When first published, The Motivation to Work challenged the received wisdom by showing that worker fulfilment came from achievement and growth within the job itself. In his new introduction, Herzberg examines thirty years of motivational research in job-related areas. Based on workers' accounts of real events that have made them feel good or bad on the job, the findings of Herzberg and his colleagues have stimulated research and controversy that continue to the present day. The authors found, surprisingly, that while a poor work environment generated discontent, improved conditions seldom brought about improved attitudes. Instead, satisfaction came most often from factors intrinsic to work: achievements, job recognition, and work that was challenging, interesting, and responsible. The evidence marshalled by this volume called into question many previous assumptions about job satisfaction and worker motivation.

Author(s):
Frederick Herzberg, Bernard Mausner, Barbara Bloch Snyderman
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
156000634X
ISBN-13:
9781560006343
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Title:
The motivation to work

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