What Motivates Us | Harvard IdeaCast

Last Updated Mar 10, 2010 8:14 PM EST

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Daniel Pink, author of "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" explains how the old carrot and stick motivators aren't as effective as we thought. For rote, algorithmic jobs, external rewards work, but for more big-picture, creative, complex challenges, they can actually de-motivate employees. Pink discusses the key external rewards that are necessary to enduring performance.

Featured Guest: Daniel Pink, author of "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us."

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