Reward Systems LO13665

Julie Beedon (
Sun, 18 May 1997 15:26:05

Replying to LO13611 -- was Intro -- S. Chou

>Peter Senge (1996) said that managing learning isn't about "control", but
>improving committment. In my opinion using extrinsic rewards is a form of
>using control (the carrot as in the "carrot and the stick"). Shouldn't
>managers just rely on intrinsic motivation and forget about changing
>reward systems?

This whole notion of intrinsic motivation was one of the cornerstones of
WE Demings work the transformation of management. There is a list
dedicated to the discussion of his work and last December we had a lengthy
discussion of motivation - intrinsic and extrinsic - you should be able to
access the files of this by following these instructions I took from my
welcome post...

d. find archived files on a given topic? Connect to by www or gopher and select one of the index
search options.

Also you might like to look at the work of Alfie Cohen - he spoke at the
British Deming Association one year and was very intersting and
provocative. His book 'Punished by Rewards' has some interesting data on
the subject of intrinsic motivation.

Julie Beedon
VISTA Consulting - for a better future


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