Category Archives: motivation

Why Do Temp Workers Work as Hard as They Do?

This is the question that Shinji Kojima wants to answer in his article that was published in 2015 (The Sociological Quarterly). Kojima presents the results of an ethnographic study of Japanese factory agency workers, thereby showing that agency work can … Continue reading

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Who determines the regime of working-time flexibility in Germany?

Offering employees a certain degree of flexibility to self-determine their working time is often seen a one way of enhancing motivation levels among the workforce. According to the classical OB understanding this will subsequently enhance performance levels, raise degrees of … Continue reading

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The motivating effect of being nude

How would you feel when your employer offers you to work naked in order to improve motivation? Well, I had a hard time imagining how this would look at my workplace… However, after receiving complaints about the de-motivating effects of … Continue reading

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RSA animations, short films and event videos

This is a follow up on my last post since I think that RSA has more to offer than the animation on motivation. The RSA Animates-series that is offered by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures … Continue reading

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“Money is a Motivator… however in a slightly strange way”

“Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us” is a title of a video-clip that I found on youtube. It is from RSAnimate and some of you may know their work. The clip animates a speech from Dan Pink addressing … Continue reading

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