This is a book that I read very quickly - Pink�s persuasive theory on what motivates us � in work, school and our personal lives, is a theory that had me captivated. He demonstrates that there is a mismatch between the practices employed by organisations in terms of their human capital and what really works.
He claims that in order for motivation to occur human beings have 3 fundamental requirements:
1. Automony � this component consists of:
Time � when the job will be done
Technique � how the task will be done
The team � choice of who we want to work with.
2. Mastery � the provision of tasks that allow individuals to extend themselves and develop their skills further. There is a need to foster environments that support learning and development.
3. Purpose � communicate the purpose and vision well. People are more engaged when they have a clear vision and good understanding of their purpose. Equal value on purpose maximisation, as there is on profit maximisation, is also a key component to purpose. Using words such as �us� and �we� will help to inspire greater purpose.
This book includes some great theories on motivation that are written in an engaging style. I can attest that it isn�t dry!
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