The Best of HBR: Motivating Employees (January 2003)


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Audiobook Summary:In this special edition of Harvard Business Review , a look back at the best HBR articles on motivating your employees. The first three articles come from the late '60s. From 1968, Frederick Herzberg's analysis of research he conducted in the 1950s and 1960s about employee motivation. Then, J. Sterling Livingston takes a look at how your own expectations of your employees will shape what they can accomplish. Psychologist Harry Levinson takes a look at just whose objectives are really being measured with the classic MBO. From 1976, a look at what motivates the motivators. And, finally, jumping ahead two decades, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne suggest that you can develop trust in your employees by establishing a transparent and fair process.