Dan Pink: What Really Motivates Workers

by | Employee Engagement & Staff Retention, Leadership

In this interview Dan explains that the things that make a difference to employees’ motivation level are free. He gives examples. Beyond the basics of an OK salary, people are more motivated by:

  • Autonomy – Have some say over the work they do

  • Mastery – Get a sense of making progress

  • Purpose – See their work as part of a bigger vision

It would be great for you to share some comments about examples of when you’ve been motivated and when you haven’t and how these concepts have played out in your experience.

Jeri Quinn

Jeri Quinn from Driving Improved Results is an executive coach, management consultant, speaker and author who focuses on communication in her work with executives and companies. She is the author of The Customer Loyalty Playbook, 12 Game Strategies to Drive Improved Results in Your Business. With more than 40 years as a serial entrepreneur.

Quinn has worked with executives and teams in over 40 industries, spoken at major business expos including New York City’s Javits Center, facilitated business development and extraordinary customer service at institutions such as MoMA and AIG, and has partnered with New York City, The Kauffman Foundation, Citibank, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, and Signature Bank to educate their clients.


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