3. Understanding What Motivates You and What Motivates Others

  1. Alice M. Sapienza

Published Online: 5 OCT 2004

DOI: 10.1002/047166359X.ch3

Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition

Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition

How to Cite

Sapienza, A. M. (2004) Understanding What Motivates You and What Motivates Others, in Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047166359X.ch3

Author Information

  1. School for Health Studies, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2004
  2. Published Print: 14 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471226147

Online ISBN: 9780471663591

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Keywords:

  • personal competencies;
  • job demands;
  • work motivation needs;
  • need for power;
  • need for achievement;
  • need for affiliation;
  • thematic apperceptive measures

Summary

Having a motivated group of scientists (in other words, having high morale in the laboratory) depends in large part on the leader's ability to match people's personal competencies with the demands of the job. This chapter presents a framework for listening more accurately to what may motivate scientists and a case study that illustrates different work motivation needs of scientists. In addition, a self-test of work motivation needs is included, based on thematic apperceptive measures.