Kenneth W. Thomas, Ph.D.

The New Expanded Edition of : Intrinsic Motivation at Work

“Solidly grounded in research and theory, Intrinsic Motivation at Work allows readers to view the problem of motivation
in a different light and provides many practical, easy-to-implement techniques to engage and retain employees — techniques that do not depend upon additional expenditures of money.”

— Steven Kerr, Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs; former Chief Learning Officer, GE; and author of Reward Systems

Work Engagement Profile

The Measure : The Work Engagement Profile

What motivates people to do their best work – to go the extra mile? Broadly speaking, two kinds of factors shape employee engagement: extrinsic rewards – pay, benefits, promotions, awards, and so on – and intrinsic rewards – psychological rewards that fuel engagement by providing a positive emotional charge. The Work Engagement Profile is uniquely focused on measuring intrinsic rewards and providing insights that can directly affect an organization’s bottom line because it addresses work engagement at the core level – the employee.

The assessment measures four key intrinsic rewards: a sense of meaningfulness, of choice, of competence, and of progress. This 20-page booklet includes the self-scoring assessment, interpretative information on scores, actionable steps to increase the level of those rewards, and a development planning worksheet.

An on-line version of the Work Engagement Profile is currently being developed, and is scheduled for release in 2010.

Special episode of the People and Projects Podcast :
An Interview with Dr. Kenneth W. Thomas regarding the Work Engagement Profile (25 minutes)

“ Having used the Work Engagement Profile as a consultant and instructor, I can say that it has extraordinary value because it gets to the very heart of people's attitudes about their work. The information the assessment generates provides exceptionally helpful data for developing training, consulting, and OD strategies.”
— Joseph F. Albert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University

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