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.
Chapter 13: The Art of Practice
The Art of Practice
Apractitioner-scientist journal in which the emphasis is on the practice of science would likely be value adding to both science and practice. It would likely provide answers to such questions as why one intervention was chosen over another and how or why organizational decision makers agreed to the implementation of an intervention. It would likely yield clues as to the art of applying behavioral science principles successfully.
I believe that the product of science × art is what enables people to make a significant contribution to the fields of human resource management, industrial-organizational psychology, and organizational behavior. Science is the bedrock in that it provides the frameworks for predicting, explaining, and influencing a person's behavior. As I said in ...