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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Motivating Individuals and Groups at Work in the 21st Century
Motivating individuals and groups at work in the 21st century

Classic theories of work motivation tend to focus on individual workers and on the way in which their needs, goals, and rewards affect work behavior. In contemporary work settings, however, more often than not, individuals have to work together with others in (virtual) teams and collaborative work groups. The contemporary world of work is as much (if not more) about “we” as it is about “I.” For this reason, management in the 21st century requires an understanding of the motivation and behavior of both individuals and groups at work.

This chapter presents a theoretical framework that helps us understand how individual workers relate to each other and ...

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