Tuesday Tips: What Truly Motivates Employees?
What motivates us to work? Contrary to belief, it isn’t just money. Many thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Watch this wonderful TED Talk with Dan Ariely, Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, as he presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.
Ariely discusses how positive motivation, acknowledgment, and inclusion can create a more cohesive working environment, which in turn motivates employees to invest more into their performances as they aspire to reach high level of expertise and excellence in their respective roles. Money is important, but it does not necessarily inspire.