Friday, June 10, 2011

Dan Pink: Team motivation

1. Money does not incentivise better work (except in monkey work).
2. If-then rewards often destroy productivity
3. The secret to high-performance is unseen intrinsic drive to do things because they matter
4. We already know this, the science confirms this, business ignores it

Building blocks for a new way of working:
Autonomy - The urge to direct our own lives
Mastery - The desire to get better at something that matters
Purpose - The yearning to do what we do in service of something larger than ourselves
Intinsic motivation

ROWE - Results Oriented Work Environment
No schedules - show up when you want
Just have to get their work done.  How, when, where up to them.