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The Puzzle of Motivation

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This week's fierce resource was originally posted on and the talk was delivered by Dan Pink.

The Puzzle of Motivation addresses the idea of incentives and what motivates each of us on an individual basis. As we begin a new year, think about what motivates you. What motivates your team, spouse, children, peers, or friends? If you know the answer, how will you put it to action? If you don't, think about what you will do to create movement.

What is it that gets you from thinking to taking action?

"There is a mismatch between what science knows and what business does. And here is what science knows. One: Those 20th century rewards, those motivators that we think are a natural part of business do work, but only in a surprisingly narrow band of circumstances."

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