The Surprising Science of Motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink, former speach writer for Al Gore, examines the puzzling idea 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. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

Many business owners are hard pressed on ways to motivate their employees and create higher and faster production. In this TED talk, Dan Pink tells success stories from across the pond and in our own backyard, all in the hopes that we can change our way of thinking when it comes to motivation.

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