With the changes in years, our perceptions about older approaches change, and some AHHAs surface. Such AHHAs as the ones illustrated by Daniel Pink in his book, Drive:Â The surprizing truth about what motivates people.
In this book, Dan illustrates how the “carrot and stick” approach that might have worked in the 20th century is no longer valid, and can actually reduce the employees’ ability to creatively produce solutions. Meanwhile, the real motivating factor for employees lies in fulfilling our highest potential as human beings, the ability to grow and develop, and direct our own lives.
Make sure to check out this mind-opening book.
Not much of a book fan? no problem ! you can check out this youtube animation made by RSAnimate illustrating Dan Pink’s thoughts.
Also if you wish to check out other motivational approaches, take a look atÂ impact of compensation on employee performance