Smart Business – “Keeping Them Hungry”

In this article we discuss how to keep employees motivated (of course we reference Dan Pink!).

Motivation is commonly viewed in two ways: external motivation and internal motivation. External motivational tactics should only be seen as reinforcement of employees’ natural inclinations or intrinsic motivators. For example, compensation programs, rewards and recognition programs, professional development efforts, performance reviews and other extrinsic motivators should not be seen as primary ways to motivate employees. Unquestionably, these are indispensable aspects of organizational life. However, if you depend on them without understanding how they connect to the nature of intrinsic motivation, you do so at your own peril…

Read the article online here or download the PDF here.

 

 

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