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Book details
  • Genre:PSYCHOLOGY
  • SubGenre:Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Language:English
  • Pages:360
  • eBook ISBN:9781626753945

Motivation, Exploring the Drive Forces that Influence Our Behaviour

How Can Our Work Places Support Us?

by Dr Elizabeth Wallace

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Overview
What makes a person 'tick?' This book is a must for individuals wanting to know about all the drives that combine to produce behaviour. It is a must for all business if these organisations are going to harness the positive attributes of their employees to help them become both more productive and profitable. Where does motivational drive come from? This book addresses this question and presents an overview of the many drives that can influence a person to behave in the way in which they do. Motivation is looked at in terms of attaining life success and achievement. Factors such as the importance of a nurturing environment; the importance of positive reinforcement, encouragement and praise; and aiming for the best in life are discussed. The book focus is on individuals and organisations: exploring how individuals can evaluate their organizations when looking for jobs, before becoming employees. It is useful for individuals and enterprises that want to know how organisations can harness the motivational forces of employees to support overall improved productivity and profit making. Two case studies are presented to analyze motivational forces and these can be helpful to students studying organisational and behavioural psychology. The book is illustrated throughout with humorous 'Ant & Tiger' simple line drawing cartoons characteristic of Elizabeth Wallace books.
Description
What makes a person 'tick?' This book is a must for individuals wanting to know about all the drives that combine to produce behaviour. It is a must for all business if these organisations are going to harness the positive attributes of their employees to help them become both more productive and profitable. Where does motivational drive come from? This book addresses this question and presents an overview of the many drives that can influence a person to behave in the way in which they do. Motivation is looked at in terms of attaining life success and personal / work achievement,. Factors such as the importance of a nurturing environment; the importance of positive reinforcement, encouragement and praise; and aiming for the best in life are discussed. The book focus is on individuals and organisations: exploring how individuals can evaluate their organizations when looking for jobs, before becoming employees. It is a useful aid for individuals and enterprises that want to know how organisations can harness the motivational forces of employees to support overall improved productivity and profit making. Two case studies are presented to analyze motivational forces towards the end of the work and these can be helpful to students studying organisational and behavioural psychology. The book is illustrated throughout with humorous 'Ant & Tiger' cartoons characteristic of Elizabeth Wallace books. The book contains many life practical examples gained over thirty years of working in assorted organizational and entrepreneurial business environments. It also gives an insight into the personal life of Elizabeth Wallace; the circumstances and drives that she experienced that shaped her to become the success that she is in life.
About the author
Dr Elizabeth Zena Wallace was born in West Yorkshire, England. She is a retired Associate Professor of Post-Compulsory Education. She is currently an author and a pop singer/songwriter/recording artist. Elizabeth has worked for over thirty years in areas of small and medium business management; employment; industrial relations; education (all sectors); librarianship. business accountancy and finance. Her pop tunes may be found on websites and phone networks all over the net. e.g. iTunes; HMV Digital; cdbaby; Amazon; Nokia; Beezik; We7; 7 Digital; Muve Music; Napster; Rhapsody. Her recent 2012 tunes include: 'I Married a Monster from Outer Space' (Elizabeth Wallace & John Cooper Clarke) available on HMV Digital; and 'Choo-choo Me Home' (a Glenn Miller type orchestral album) available on digital websites and HMVDigital. In 2010 she produced the album 'Intergalactic War' on cdbaby. Elizabeth completed her education in England, Australia and the United States of America. She currently lives in England.
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