ERIC Number: ED387912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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The Mystery of Motivation: A Synthesis of Clues for Its Solution.
Williams, Marium Thomas
Organizational theorists have long pondered answers to the question of how best to move people toward effective purpose. This paper synthesizes literature that focuses on ways to promote autonomy among workers. The autonomous worker chooses practical efficiency and moral responsibility. Findings are listed in the following areas: motivation and autonomy, characteristics of intrinsically motivated people, job satisfaction and motivation, combinations of intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, and extrinsic rewards and motivation. It is recommended that leaders seek alternatives to the extrinsic reward system for their personnel in the schools and workplaces in order to promote productivity and job satisfaction. (Contains 39 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: Title on cover page is: "The Mystery of Motivation: Staff Development for all School District Personnel."