Daniel Pink is the master of motivation and helping us humans understand why we do what we do. He therefore has some pretty interesting concepts when it comes to employee motivation. I encourage everyone to watch the below video.
When it comes to motivation, there’s a gap between what science knows and what business does. Our current business operating system —which is built around external, carrot-and-stick motivators — doesn’t work and often does harm. We need an upgrade. And the science shows the way. This new approach has three essential elements: 1. Autonomy — the desire to direct our own lives. 2. Mastery — the urge to get better and better at something that matters. 3. Purpose — the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.