How do we motivate our employees to….

by | Employee Engagement & Staff Retention, Leadership

  • Be engaged

  • 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.

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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