Disenchantment: managing motivation and demotivation at work

Disenchantment is commonplace in the workplace, but how can it be tackled? In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Adrian Furnham about his recently released book with Luke Treglown, Disenchantment: Managing Motivation and Demotivation at Work, to explore the theories behind job satisfaction and enchantment, and how organisations and individuals can work to improve engagement and motivation.

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Date published: 21 February 2018

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Adrian Furnham

Audio running time: 28 minutes

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Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the different components of disenchantment and the essence of intrinsic motivation


  • the personality profiles that are more likely to lead to a disruptive, disenchanted employee


  • the distinction between the concepts of happiness and unhappiness


  • the relationship between money and motivation


  • how individuals and organisations can strive to prevent disenchantment.


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