How do we motivate our employees to….
To contribute more than the minimum at work
To show initiative
To be creative, to excel
If you think it’s all rewards and punishments, you better think again. Watch this video by Dan Pink, author of ‘DRiVE’, for the research-based straight scoop.
Dan Pink is one of my favorite authors. His 2nd book called ‘DRiVE” focuses on the research that says we are only motivated by rewards and punishments for low level tasks. When we use our highly cognitive skills, we are motivated by autonomy, mastery and purpose. The video below explains the research and the findings. How do you build autonomy, mastery and sense of purpose into your work environment?
Please leave a comment about what you do at work for your employees to engage them and to tap into their natural needs for autonomy, mastery and purpose. Real life examples would help all our readers.