This is a good question – What is it that drives us to work harder, and more importantly work better? What makes us more creative, more productive and more satisfied with the work that we do?
As it turns out it is not money, or promotion, or the bonuses that we get at the end of the month. In fact, four decades of scientific research on human motivation shows that the carrot-and-stick approach is highly ineffective, both in business, and at home, when dealing with your children.
The true secret to high performance and satisfaction—at work, at school, and at home—does not lie in external rewards. It is based on the deep human need to direct our own lives (autonomy), to learn and create new things (mastery), and to do better by ourselves and our world (purpose)!
If this statement sounds too far-fetched to you, watch this captivating video by Daniel H. Pink, the author of four provocative books about the changing world of work — including the New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future and Drive : The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us!
It will blow your mind! And after you get over the initial shock, show it to your boss!
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