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Motivation

Motivation
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Copyright: 2022
Pages: 29
Source title: Analyzing Telework, Trustworthiness, and Performance Using Leader-Member Exchange: COVID-19 Perspective
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Michael A. Brown Sr. (Right Fit Communications LLC, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8950-2.ch007

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Abstract

This chapter explores a management framework created primarily by Gary P. Latham's Work Motivation: History, Theory, Research, and Practice (2012). Several other important works are examined to enhance the value of the analysis. One benefit of teleworking consistently expressed by teleworkers is increased employee happiness, so the authors explore the reasonable connection to motivation. The chapter examines the history and background in the field to trace the development of workplace motivation theories and offers a framework that provides insights for the analyses in this book. They study motivation before they move on to issues of productivity in the next chapter. The framework presented sheds light on the human elements of motivation and leads to reference points necessary to develop effective trustworthiness and improved performance studied throughout the book. Through a detailed examination of the role of motivation in the management framework presented, leaders will understand that many theorists argue that current theories of motivation focus on different aspects of the process.

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