Valuing People to Create Value: An Innovative Approach to Leveraging Motivation at Work

  • 2h 57m
  • Hervé Mathe, Marwyn O’Keeffe, Xavier Pavie
  • World Scientific Publishing Co
  • 2012

Motivation, that is positively weaved into the organizational culture, plays an instrumental role in the success of a company as well as in talent retention. This book aims to provide readers with a comprehensive and practical understanding of motivation by exploring the theories of motivation. It also focuses on innovative practices of leading organizations that are known for positive management relations with their employees. It also presents Motivation Spectrum -- a dynamic tool, designed by the authors, that can be leveraged by organizations and managers to motivate people positively and to foster a relationship of value among employees and employers.

About the Authors

Hervé Mathe is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at ESSEC Business school and President of the Institute for Service Innovation and Strategy (ISIS), Chair in Innovation and Services, ISIS, the La Poste Chair in Strategic Management of Services, and the Chair in Innovation and Quality of Daily Life. He is currently the Dean of the ESSEC Asia Center in Singapore. Formerly the Director of Strategy at ESSEC, he also previously held the position of Dean of ESSEC Executive Education and postgraduate Masters division. He has served as a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School, National University of Singapore and Victoria University of Wellington in Asia-Pacific, as well as at Bocconi University and EPFL (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Europe. Author/co-author of 11 books and more than 100 articles and chapters related to innovation, services management and the coordination of supply chains, Hervé frequently hosts roundtable discussions and research colloquiums in Europe and other parts of the world. A Bower Fellow of Harvard University, Hervé holds a doctorate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, a second doctorate from the Université Paris IX Dauphine, and also a PhD in technology management from Cranfield University.

Xavier Pavie is the Director of ISIS and lecturer in innovation management and strategic marketing at ESSEC Business School. He holds a doctorate from Paris Ouest University, a masters in business science as well as a masters in philosophy. Xavier has also successfully held executive positions in leading companies for 15 years. After serving for several years as a marketing director with a particular focus on service innovation, he decided to join the academic sphere to strengthen ESSEC in the field of innovation management. Xavier’s publications emphasise philosophical approaches to innovation management as true motivational instruments for the management of change and the notion of ‘responsible innovation’ as a source of innovation and performance. He has published several articles and books on philosophy, including L’apprentissage de soi, La méditation philosophique’ (Eyrolles) and also on service innovation, such as Management stratégique des services et innovation: nécessité et complexité’ (L’Harmattan, 2010).

Marwyn O’Keeffe holds a BComm Euro degree in European Commerce and French and a Masters of Science in Food Business from University College Cork (UCC). She is a Research Associate in innovation management at ISIS. She has worked as a researcher in the Food Business and Development Department in UCC in collaboration with Relay Research and University College Dublin, specialising in consumer behaviour and strategic marketing of novel foods. Prior to joining ISIS, she worked for several years in Paris as a market researcher and consultant in business development and marketing. Her current research areas of interest include the mechanisms for stimulating innovation in large service organisations and the relationship between employee well-being, motivation and performance.

In this Book

  • Valuing People To Create Value—An Innovative Approach to Leveraging Motivation at Work
  • Introduction
  • The Building Blocks Of Motivation At Work
  • The Processes Of Motivation At Work
  • The Architecture Of Motivation At Work
  • Leveraging Motivation In The Organisation Today
  • Motivation Is The Key To Performance Development
  • Conclusion