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Gipsie Ranney

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  • An Interim Report on Motivation in the Workplace   view details
    "Following the work of Maslow, Douglas McGregor argued that the conventional view of employees (Theory X) as indolent, lacking ambition, self-centered, and not very bright was inadequate. He advocated an alternative (Theory Y): 'The motivation, the potent
  • Remembering NUMMI   view details
    "The most remarkable insight I gained at NUMMI came as an answer to a question from a member of the touring group. The person asked what had been learned about the reasons that management/labor conflict had been reduced so much. The tour guide answered, "
  • The Trouble with Incentives: They Work   view details
    "There may be cases in which incentives work only as intended, but I suspect they are relatively rare. The trouble is that we are usually dealing with complex systems (people and organizations) that may behave not at all like our myths would predict...

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