How to make “Carrot and Stick” motivation work for right brain work

Right brain work needs autonomy , mastery and sense of purpose and hence “Carrot and Stick” or Motivation 2.0 methods of motivation can be detrimental and lead to adverse impact.

Rewards via Motivation 2.0 seek compliance in terms of IF-THEN REWARDS kind of a mechanism.

If we change this to a NOW THAT kind of an award without initially promising a reward but once the results are good provide a reward , motivational effects will  be enhanced.

Adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive