Nonprofit Quaterly: The New Employment Contract and How Nonprofits Must Honor It

November 1, 2016 by Pschult3

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...

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UNLV News Center: The Science Behind Employee Loyalty

October 26, 2016 by Pschult3

October 26, 2016 / By Angela Ramsey / This article about hospitality organizations refers to satisfaction of basic psychological needs as a way to increase workplace spirituality and decrease turnover. “Gatling sees this “innate link” through the lens of what management scholars refer to as self-determination. In the business context, Gatling says, “self-determination theory proposes...

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The Huffington Post: Wells Fargo scandal was orchestrated fraud

September 28, 2016 by Pschult3

September 28, 2016 / By Susan Fowler / In an article about the Wells Fargo scandal and how its organizational culture might have fostered fraudulent behavior, SDT was cited as “compelling science” that explains why traditional methods of workplace don’t yield sustainable results.   “Through their traditional—and outdated beliefs about motivation in the workplace, they fostered fraud by making...

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VentureBeat: Why do we enjoy playing games that simulate jobs we would never want to do in real life?

October 12, 2015 by Steph Green

Jamie Madigan, author of the new book ‘Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People Who Play Them’, answered this question by pointing to Edward Deci and Richard Ryan’s Self-Determination Theory. Madigan notes that it is “curious and sometimes baffling that people will willingly spend hours and hours playing games that...

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