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Incentives, from Nigel Davies

December 6, 2010 |

 The accepted view of incentives is that carrot and stick dominate the human psyche.

But the book Drive (Daniel Pink) provides a cogent argument for their working only with boring repetitive tasks. More worrying is that they can even reduce the motivation to be creative by turning a passion into a means of subsistence.

If this is correct (and I think it is) the implications are very far reaching because it cuts across the way we have organized so many of our systems (economic, business, political).

Much food for thought. 


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