The Science Behind Motivation and Workplace Performance

The Science Behind Motivation and Workplace Performance

“The contingencies that we use to develop your useful skills are not necessarily the same contingencies that we should use to get you to effectively deploy already-developed skills.”  - Dan Pink

Do traditional forms of motivation – where we incentivize employees with financial rewards such as bonuses, commissions, and benefits – really work as well as we think they do?

In his Ted Talk The Puzzle of Motivation, career analyst Dan Pink examines incentives, motivation and workplace performance, suggesting an evolutionary transformation of the familiar career guide.

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