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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.

Motivation and Productivity

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


For a complete list of books on employee motivation see:


Worker Autonomy & Productivity

   See the Tumblrwork&labour news&research for the latest on Teamwork & Worker 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

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