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GA 436 | Work Design and Intrinsic Motivation with Thomas Bertels

By Jessica Bush Updated on August 11th, 2022

This week’s guest is Thomas Bertels. Ron and Thomas discussed how Thomas got into work design, how it relates to lean, and why intrinsic motivation is so critical. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote Thomas likes (1:54)
  • His background (2:52)
  • How he got into work design (4:07)
  • The link between work design and lean (5:34)
  • Approaching work design (9:03)
  • What happens when the culture isn’t there (11:19)
  • What intrinsic motivation entails (13:09)
  • When to do work design (17:12)
  • How work design has benefited his personal life (18:42)

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