What Motivates Employees? Not What You Think

Bartiett, Michael
July 2011
Credit Union Journal;7/4/2011, Vol. 15 Issue 25, p18
Trade Publication
The article presents insights of Dan Pink, author and behaviorist, regarding employee motivation. Pink says that motivating behavior through money could lead to backfire. Pink mentions that the three factors that help ensure continuing behavior among employees include purpose, mastery, and autonomy. Pink adds that an autonomy audit must be performed by companies by allowing employees to rate how much autonomy they have on time, technique, team, and tasks.


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