May 15

Dan Pink on Motivation

Dan Pink has some great research to share on motivation. Dan is a great speaker and his talks verify what Alfie Kohn has been writing about for years (here’s another great blog post on the problems with rewards: Classroom Leadership: Rewards Are Like Crack). This youtube video is pretty fascinating to watch as this incredible artists draws what Dan Pink is talking about as Dan talks! Still what amazes the most is how research shows that offering rewards or incentives works only for predictable and easy tasks. Once the tasks become even slightly more complex offering rewards or incentives leads to the unimaginable – poorer performance! Don’t believe me? Watch the video.

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