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The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Enjoy this video by Daniel Pink: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

  • Financial rewards work for simple mechanical tasks, but do not work for cognitive tasks beyond a rudimentary level. Higher incentives lead to worse performance!

Rewards II

  • Money IS a motivator, however up to a threshold. You should pay people enough to take the issue of money off the table…
  • 3 factors lead to better performance and personal satisfaction…AUTONOMY, MASTERY AND PURPOSE.
    • Autonomy: our desire to be self directed. For performing complicated tasks you want your people to feel engagement…
    • Mastery: our urge to get better at stuff, give your people the possibility to get better…
    • Purpose: we are purpose maximizers, not only profit maximizers…

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