Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.

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  1. that was really interesting thx. ted should get people such as yourself to pick your top 10 ted vids. i would watch them!

  2. The design firm I work at has the ROWE model, and it’s fantastic.

  3. I’ve been doing ROWE for years in my business and actually didn’t even know it had a name. All of my employees work from home, they set their own work schedules, and we maybe have one scheduled meeting per month – but my employees work hard – an average of 15 hours of voluntary (unpaid) overtime per week – they do great things – and we have never had an employee quit in eight years of doing business. To me this is all common sense – after all, what kind of company would you like to work for – one that tracks your every movement or one that gives you the freedom to do great things and make a real difference?