A seminal work in the field of motivation by the leading author on the topic, this classic has been fully revised and updated to include and distill the most current research from top international scholars. Drawing upon his experiences as a staff psychologist and consultant, Gary P. Latham writes in a mentor voice that is highly personal and rich in examples, providing a unique behavioral science framework for motivating employees in organizational settings. The book offers a chronological review of the field, and a taxonomy for the study and practice of motivation, complete with anecdotes about the major thought leaders in the field of motivation and behind-the-scenes research accounts. Highlights of this updated edition include new findings in goal-setting research, including insight into the dark side of goal-setting; more on the self in motivation, including self-regulated learning, self-evaluation methods, and the significance of self-efficacy as a predictor of performance and satisfaction; and more trending in the area of positive psychology and prosocial behavior in organizations.

Affect/Emotion: The Employee Has Feelings, Too

Affect/emotion: The employee has feelings, too


In the 21st century, organizations are scrambling to compete effectively in a turbulent global marketplace. This is requiring three arguably new agendas:1 (1) a new intellectual agenda for creating value in the marketplace; (2) a behavioral agenda for implementing newly discovered strategies; and (3) new emotions and passions for internalizing the new while letting go of former strategies and behaviors that are no longer effective. The second and third agendas are the province of HRM, I-O psychology, and organization behavior. In the 20th century HRM, I-O, and OB theory and research were limited primarily to employee cognition and behavior. Emotions were ignored for the most part. This oversight is rapidly being corrected in the ...

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