At the turn of the millennium, nobody would have predicted that an online encyclopedia to which anyone could contribute without getting paid and with little oversight could be a success. Yet that’s exactly how Wikipedia became the world’s go-to reference site. Career analyst Dan Pink connects the dots between motivation and performance. He explains why rewards rarely boost productivity. “Autonomy, mastery and purpose” are the only factors that truly motivate people. getAbstract recommends Pink’s dynamic talk to anyone who seeks to learn about human behavior.
In this summary, you will learn
- What social scientists have learned from variations of the “candle puzzle,”
- How these studies relate to business practices; and
- How to boost employee motivation and performance.
About the Speaker
Dan Pink is a career analyst and a contributing editor for Wired. He wrote A Whole New Mind.
Comment on this summary
1 year agoWorth listening for all total rewards professionals.
3 years agoThe ROWE method is a process I have heard about but not seen in action in any company I have dealt with or worked with at any time. I believe an employee who is able to work with a "staggered" schedule is definitely a happier employee.
3 years agoInteresting study that finds incentives aren't as desired in the work force as one might think.
3 years agoWorth listening to! Meaningful!
3 years agoStrive to do what matters, a great motto to live by.....
4 years agoThis summary could also include more explanation of the concept of M.A.P. Mastery Autonomy Purpose.
5 years agoVery interesting take on 21 C. motivation... It's not all about the money. Good speaker. Worth the listen.