This quote explains why Motivation 3.0 is so relevant in the modern era

Motivation 3.0  a term coined by Daniel Pink in his book Drive , is based on intrinsic motivation.. This motivational technique is based on rewarding our natural instinct of engagement rather than expecting compliance.. The same has been endorsed by Dan Ariely in his book Predictably Irrational..The following quote related to the same has beenContinue reading “This quote explains why Motivation 3.0 is so relevant in the modern era”

This quote explains the prominence of Open Source Community

Dan Pink in his book Drive mentions about the fact that Motivation 3.0 is based on intrinsic motivation.. This explains the reason why in the age of knowledge worker more and more people are willing to work towards a cause without being solely motivated by money.. The same has been endorsed by Dan Ariely inContinue reading “This quote explains the prominence of Open Source Community”

This quote conveys the negative effects of extrinsic rewards

Adopted from the following quote of Dan Ariely from Predictably Irrational.. This quote highlights the fact that beyond a threshold , extrinsic rewards can cause detrimental effects.. “People are willing to work free, and they are willing to work for a reasonable wage; but offer them just a small payment and they will walk away.”Continue reading “This quote conveys the negative effects of extrinsic rewards”

Moving from profit maximizers to purpose maximizers

Motivation 2.0 or the Carrot and Stick motivation method believed in providing extrinsic rewards for maximizing profit. In short the rationale was , give rewards for producing expected behavior and adhering to compliance standards. Whereas the modern day knowledge worker age motivational skills is based on intrinsic motivation wherein a sense of autonomy , masteryContinue reading “Moving from profit maximizers to purpose maximizers”

What to do in situations wherein IF-THEN extrinsic rewards are a mistake?

IF-THEN extrinsic rewards have the sole purpose of short term benefits by stimulating desired behavior or compliance for doing routine bound , dreary tasks. Upon realization that an environment is not suited for IF-THEN rewards , extrinsic rewards should be made unexpected and offered only when the task is complete. In other words , whereContinue reading “What to do in situations wherein IF-THEN extrinsic rewards are a mistake?”

Doing these can make routine work interesting

For stimulating Routine , dreary , boring work and making them interesting in the modern day of the knowledge worker age needs a different treatment wherein awards need to be focused on NOW-THAT rather than IF-THEN. The following three approaches when applied to boring , dull and routine work can encourage workers to give theirContinue reading “Doing these can make routine work interesting”

These are some of the most harmful sins of Motivation 2.0

Motivation 2.0 where extrinsic rewards is the hero is another name for Carrot and Stick Method , coined by Daniel Pink in his book Drive. The following are some of the deadly sins of Motivation 2.0 and extrinsic reward based motivation – They can extinguish INTRINSIC MOTIVATION They can CRUSH CREATIVITY They can ENCOURAGE CHEATINGContinue reading “These are some of the most harmful sins of Motivation 2.0”

Understanding the negative impacts of extrinsic rewards

Via fMRI techniques it has been observed by doctors the world over that extrinsic rewards act as an enticement to addict humans in order to pursue risk seeking behavior. The enticement of rewards stimulate the flow of dopamine and excite an area of brain known as Nucleus Accumbens.Since this is a dopamine driven addiction henceContinue reading “Understanding the negative impacts of extrinsic rewards”

Motivational techniques for stimulating creative and innovative work

Creative and innovative work need a new motivational technique , named as Motivation 3.0 by Daniel Pink in his book Drive. For stimulating creativity and innovation , extrinsic rewards can hardly be the solution since money cannot buy true will. So what is required is providing the requisite autonomy to stimulate the mastery driven byContinue reading “Motivational techniques for stimulating creative and innovative work”

Motivational techniques for stimulating routine work

Routine bound work , dreary , mundane work is something we associate with work that is outsourced to developing countries as well as factories the world over. Since the work is routine , monotonous hence workers need to be continuously motivated to drive desired results. For Left Brain oriented work where work is routine andContinue reading “Motivational techniques for stimulating routine work”