The Surprising Science of Motivation

I just viewed this interesting video on Career Analyst Dan Pink discussing the Science of Motivation. He discusses what he calls a “mismatch between what science knows and what business does” in terms of human motivation. Those 20th Century motivators, says Pink, those rewards that we think are a natural part of business, work less and less in the 21st Century. The “if-then” rewards in current business environments often destroy creativity. He says that the secret to high performance are not attained through rewards and punishments, but rather that “unseen intrinsic drive, the drive to do things for their own sake, the drive to … Continue reading The Surprising Science of Motivation