Daniel Pink on Motivation

This week I’m going to hear Dan Pink talk about motivation.

Dan says rewards based on the “carrot and stick” approach only work for basic, mechanistic kinds of work. According to his new book “Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us” scientists have consistently demonstrated that this “carrot and stick” approach is measurably detrimental to motivation and creative, problem-solving ability.

Apparently these results have been known for many decades, yet business continues to ignore them.

Here’s Dan speaking at the TED conference:

Why You Should Care

You can also read Dan Pink’s original posting about Drive.