Motivation in Learning Organisations LO13345

Andy Cripps (
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 18:49:46 +0100

Dear All,

At long last the project on employee motivation in learning organisations
is complete! As promised, I will e-mail a copy of my report to anyone who
wants it. If you would like a copy, please mail me at .

The document will be in Word 6 format, but if anyone has a problem with
that, I can send it as Word Perfect 5, Write or Word for Mac 4 (although I
would recommend Word 6!). The document is over 70 pages long and
approximately 34,000 words. If you are printing the document, you may want
to check that the tables and diagrams do not cross page boundaries.

The main conclusion of the report is that methods of motivation in
learning organisations are not dissimilar to those employed by traditional
organisations. This may not be particularly earth-shattering news, but the
report does highlight a number of reasons for this, and suggests that
learning organisations are failing to capitalise fully on their human
resources, by failing to motivate them effectively. The key to effective
motivation in learning organisations is to motivate INDIVIDUALS (not whole
groups of individuals). These points are discussed further in the report.

I would like to thank all those who helped in the research.

Andrew Cripps
Department of Computer Science
University of York


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