What Motivates to be Creative and Innovative in Work Settings?

A brilliant animation that illustrates a talk by Dan Pink at RSA with the topic: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. It turns out that in work that needs even rudimentary cognitive skills the relationship “higher payment = higher performance” does not work. Beyond a basic level of payment that “take the issues of money off the table” it is autonomy (being self-directed), mastery (becoming better at what you do), and purpose (beyond the actual work itself) that drives people to higher performance and creative solutions.

Something to think about — in this as in many other cases simply throwing money at an issue will not work, it may actually be detrimental to high performance and innovative work.