Dan Pink on Creativity and Motivation (TED & Better Life)

Sep 01

Dan Pink, the author of A Whole New Mind, was recently on TED with an 18-minutes version of his book. He talked about creativity and motivation in the workplace. Very interesting stuff.

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle 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.

More on Dan Pink (from TED’s website):

More of Dan Pink from Better Life (55 minutes):

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TODAY’S CHALLENGE: Aside from the methods mentioned in the clip (Atlassian’s FedEx Days, Google 20/80, etc), if you were the CEO of a company, or to manage other people in any working environment, what creative method can you come up with, to tap into employees’ intrinsic motivation? We’re looking for short, simple, smart, clear, and positive ideas that can be incorporated into any working environment.

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