Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What motivates you?

If you haven't yet discovered the TED Talks, you are missing out. Check out this fascinating presentation by career analyst Dan Pink who asserts that our notion of motivation needs to change. He says that traditional financial incentives and rewards actually destroy creativity. It goes against conventional thinking, but just look at the difference between Encarta and Wikipedia. The bottom line: "We do things because they matter, because we like it, because they are interesting, and because they are part of something important." What motivates you?

1 comment:

  1. this is amazing! thanks for sharing it...my friends thinksI'm weird as i listen to motivational CD's all the time instead of the radio & most of the time it's working. I really don't get motivated by financial incentives anymore (i hope :)) & much happier! Oh & thanks for dropping by the blog for my little giveaway!