The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.
Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.
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Amazing - will change the way you look at work
Finished this audiobook and bought several copies of the hardcover book - one to put on my bookshelf so I can refer back to it repeatedly, and a few for my colleagues at work. This book will change how you view motivation and work. It can change organizations, families, and individuals. Really, terrific book, and great audiobook quality. Track down Pink's TED Talk in the podcast section for a quick free introduction to the ideas in this book.
Institutions are in the way
Great read! Be prepared for substantial opposition in your organization when you try to implement these ideas. Institutions have too much invested to change. The economic downturn,although painful, is giving us a chance to redefine how we do business.
This book is a must read for anyone who desires understand why people do what they do.
If you want to change you life read this book.