When SHSMD keynote Daniel Pink opened his presentation with “I’m going to talk about motivation from a nerdy perspective – science,” I was fairly sure I was going to enjoy his session. And, it delivered.
Pink’s talk centered around redefining motivation. What approach really works? He argues against the adage that rewards breed good behavior and punishment breeds bad.
“When the stick and carrot approach fails before your eyes, you don’t need more ‘carrots.’ You need a new approach,” Pink says. So, when it comes to organizations, what does drive employees to achieve more and do better?