Nonprofit Quaterly: The New Employment Contract and How Nonprofits Must Honor It
November 1, 2016 / By The Editors at Nonprofit Quarterly /
This article describes specific issues involved in the transition between industrial and information eras in the context of non profit management. The authors state how the basic employment contract has changed and how SDT concepts can help organizations adapt to these profound changes.
“Translated, that means that the intrinsic motivation can be harmed or advanced by the workplace dynamic and management practices, and if it is to be advanced, it is through respectful mutual effort. But this does not mean that workers are flying off in all kinds of independent directions, blindly supported by management. The primacy of intrinsic motivation is often accompanied by an integration of extrinsic motivations, which include, for example, regulatory and organizational protocols, and prerogatives and goals. Once these are integrated, they become part of autonomous, self-directed action.”
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