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L'Envie, grande oubliée des facteurs de motivation en gestion

Author: Kets de Vries, Manfred F. R. INSEAD Area: Entrepreneurship and Family EnterpriseIn: Gestion, vol. 14, no. 2, 1989 Language: FrenchDescription: p. 10-20.Type of document: INSEAD ArticleNote: Please ask the Library for this articleAbstract: In reviewing management textbooks, the construct of envy, which plays a major role as motivator, seems to be nonexistent. In this article, the meaning, origin, and function of envy is explored. Particular attention is paid to ways of dealing with envy, patterns of action which combine envy avoidance and envy-inducing components in an intricate way. Among the alternative strategies discussed are idealisation, denial, reaction formation, rationalisation, withdrawal, devaluation, the drive to excel, and reparation. It is demonstrated how envy turns into a significant motivator when seen in the context of organizational life
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In reviewing management textbooks, the construct of envy, which plays a major role as motivator, seems to be nonexistent. In this article, the meaning, origin, and function of envy is explored. Particular attention is paid to ways of dealing with envy, patterns of action which combine envy avoidance and envy-inducing components in an intricate way. Among the alternative strategies discussed are idealisation, denial, reaction formation, rationalisation, withdrawal, devaluation, the drive to excel, and reparation. It is demonstrated how envy turns into a significant motivator when seen in the context of organizational life

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