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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2001, with research papers and assignments.

Worker Autonomy & Productivity

Possible Search Terms

(freedom* OR autonom*) AND (work* OR employee*) AND productiv*

Databases for searching:

Summons     ProQuest     Google Scholar (articles available through the UofT catalogue)

Getting You Started

From our Tumblr: Teamwork & Worker Productivity: Lessons from the 2014 Winter Olympics

Dan Pink's presentation on the subject of employee motivation and what drives good behaviour.

Phyllis Moen, Erin L. Kelly, Eric Tranby, & Qinlei Huang. (2011). Changing work, changing health: Can real work-time flexibility promote health behaviors and well-being? Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 52(4) 404-429.

The Huffington Post, April 19, 2013: “Marissa Mayer Finally Addresses Work From Home Ban,” by Alexis Kleinman

Forbes, February 26, 2013: “Marissa Mayer Is Wrong: Freedom For Workers Means Productivity For Companies,” by J.J. Colao

Co.Exist, October 30, 2013: "Yahoo Says That Killing Working From Home Is Turning Out Perfectly," by Greg Lindsay


Motivation and Productivity

For a complete list of books on productivity & improvement see:


For a complete list of books on employee motivation see: