Recently, my paper “Performance measurement in the public sector: Mapping 20 years of survey research” was published in Financial Accountability and Management, a scientific journal dedicated to study management practices in governments, charities and public services.Continue reading
(This article was also published via IE Insights)
All organizations want motivated employees, but how can management practices contribute to employee motivation? A recent study points to the importance of organizational values and training opportunities to facilitate intrinsic motivation of employees, and the role of performance measurement to enhance extrinsic motivation. Furthermore, the findings suggest that if organizations focus on motivating their employees, performance will follow.
Yesterday, 15 January, the findings from our study on management and motivation in the public sector featured on the Dutch national news radio BNR.
Together with Paula van Veen-Dirks and Henk ter Bogt, I published this week a paper in the European Accounting Review. In the paper we study the relation between management control, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and performance. We use survey data from 105 departments from Dutch municipalities to test our hypotheses.