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”

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”

IQ or EQ, what complements intrinsic motivation?

IQ or Intelligence Quotient is related to Performance.Intelligence alone can be able to do things that are already known in a more efficient manner. For doing “left brain” algorithmic tasks for which very less of collaboration and brain storming is needed , extrinsic motivation based rewards work as the best solution. For doing right brainContinue reading “IQ or EQ, what complements intrinsic motivation?”

Whereas Motivation 2.0 created Workers , Motivation 3.0 creates Leaders

Motivation 2.0 is a term coined by Daniel Pink in his book Drive to explain the Carrot and Stick motivational methods prevalent in the Industrial Age.This method works best for routine , dreary , boring work that seeks compliance. Whereas Motivation 3.0 is the new age motivational technique that focuses on intrinsic motivation to providedContinue reading “Whereas Motivation 2.0 created Workers , Motivation 3.0 creates Leaders”

Flaws in Newtonian physics vis-a-vis flaws in behavioral physics

Let us look at Newton’s first law: “An object in motion will stay in motion and an object at rest will stay at rest unless acted by an outside force.” Newtonian physics runs into problem when mass no longer remains constant i.e. at the subatomic level.Down there things get freaky. Similar let us look atContinue reading “Flaws in Newtonian physics vis-a-vis flaws in behavioral physics”

Why new business models demand a new motivational technique?

Motivation 2.0 or Carrot and Stick Motivational technique suffers from the following drawbacks as a result of which due to emergence of modern day business models , the need is to have a new Motivational technique i.e. Motivation 3.0 As human beings we are intrinsically motivated by a SENSE of PURPOSE not extrinsically motivated byContinue reading “Why new business models demand a new motivational technique?”

This saying proves why Wikipedia is so famous

Motivation 3.0 is a term coined by Daniel Pink in his book Drive to state that the modern day knowledge worker needs a different motivational technique than the carrot and stick approach. Motivation 3.0 centers around “Intrinsic Motivation” which is so visible in the rise and rise of Open Source Community , software and forContinue reading “This saying proves why Wikipedia is so famous”

“Cause Blindness” is an essential outcome of Motivation 2.0

Cause Blindness is a term coined by Simon Sinek in his book the Infinite Game to mention about the situation when we are obsessed with our own CAUSE or wrongness in someone else’s CAUSE without being open to feedback. Such a mindset is an outcome of an environment wherein performance is given maximum importance atContinue reading ““Cause Blindness” is an essential outcome of Motivation 2.0″

This is a very harmful byproduct of Motivation 2.0

Motivation 2.0 , a term coined by Daniel Pink in his book Drive , based on Carrot and Stick motivational technique has had its origin right from the age of Industrial revolution and worked wonders. The rationale behind this model was : “Reward good behavior and compliance to produce more of the same.Punish undesirable behaviorContinue reading “This is a very harmful byproduct of Motivation 2.0”

How Motivational Themes have evolved over time

To stimulate desired behavior in human , motivation is a key need. Right from the caveman times to the modern age of drones , motivation has existed but evolved over ages. During caveman times , the primary ask was to save lives from other stronger and deadly wild creatures.The Motivation 1.0 model was stimulated byContinue reading “How Motivational Themes have evolved over time”