Employee Motivation and Dan Pink the Puzzle of Motivation

Employee Motivation and Dan Pink the Puzzle of Motivation

Review this week’s Learning Resources, especially Chapter 6 in the Berman et al. text and the Dan Pink video. Consider factors that motivate employees to work.

  • Describe factors that motivate employees to work.
  • Explain how a manager might motivate employees when these employees have different needs.
  • Analyze the types of motivation that are most effective (pay, incentives, etc.). Explain your analysis.
  • Refer to concepts from the TED Talk video in this week’s Learning Resources.

Post a 350-word response.

Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation

“Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward” TED, 2009

View time 18:35 minutes.

Human Resource Management in Public Service

  • Chapter 6, “Employee Engagement: Possible, Probable, or Impossible?” (pp. 215–240)

Berman, E. M., Bowman, J. S., West, J., & Van Wart, M. R. (2020).

Human Resource Management in Public Service

[Powerpoint files & Study Questions via the Faculty Corner]

  • Chapter 6, “Employee Engagement: Possible, Probable, or Impossible?”

Berman, E. M., Bowman, J. S., West, J., & Van Wart, M. R. (2020)