Tag Archives: engagement

"What’s my motivation?"

No sooner had I composed yesterday’s post when David Gurteen tweeted this TED talk in which Dan Pink talks how rewards narrow focus and restrict possibilities in creative tasks: Dan quotes research by Dr. Bernd Irlenbusch of the London School of Economics: “We find that financial incentives… can result in a negative impact on overall performance.” Engagement “…derives from self direction”, autonomy, mastery and purpose: … Continue reading "What’s my motivation?" »




"Trust, dignity and respect…"

I read the following sentence in a recent job description : “We work to treat staff, customers and collaborators with dignity and respect…” and the more I thought about it, the more remarkable it seemed. Imagine employees being treated as people instead of resources. You’d never hear the phrase “Can I borrow you?” (to which I am always tempted to respond “Of course, if you … Continue reading "Trust, dignity and respect…" »