On my way back from Jiveworld 2010, a conference about social business software held in San Francisco, I had quite a bit of time as my flight got cancelled. My favourite stop when I have to wait is venturing into a bookshop. Airports have plenty. I stumbled across “Drive – the truth what really motivates us” by Daniel Pink, bought it and began reading. The video clip gives a brief overview what this book it about.
- Autonomy ——- I can decide when and how I complete this task
- Mastery ———- I am actively working on getting better at my job
- Purpose ———- I get and I like what we trying to achieve as a company
- if – then reward — you pay me that much and I do this job
- punishment —— you did not complete the task how I told you, you have to do it again
Type I behaviour works only when the baseline rewards are in place. These not only include above average salaries but also represent the feel good elements of the whole work environment.
- now – that rewards —
your employee did a fantastic job that deserves a recognition
- make it personal not public —
first, this reward comes from you and is for her/him.
second, it’s not something that others see as an ‘if – then’ reward.
I really like the book and recommend reading it.