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What I Could Never Articulate

For years I’ve tried to articulate the notion of it’s not about the money but you have to pay people well and give them autonomy and failed. And today I came across the following video and it all made sense.

To put it into Daniel Pink’s words:

When it comes to motivation, there’s a gap between what science knows and what business does. Our current business operating system–which is built around external, carrot-and-stick motivators–doesn’t work and often does harm. We need an upgrade. And the science shows the way. This new approach has three essential elements: 1. Autonomy – the desire to direct our own lives. 2. Mastery — the urge to get better and better at something that matters. 3. Purpose — the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.

And that presentation I linked to earlier? Probably the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on YouTube and the coolest presentation I’ve seen in a very long time. Wish I could draw that well and explain concepts that eloquently.

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