Reward and Punishment. Action Reaction. Cause and Effect. As you sow so shall you reap. Karma. Does this work for you? How does reward and punishment work for you? What, really motivates? Many assume that rewards motivate, but it’s not so simple!! Only when we go within do we find the keys of understanding. Our inner workings, how and why and what. Daneil Pink reflects the compelling research ~ from extrinsic motivation to intrinsic motivation!!
” …. there is a mismatch between what science knows and what business does. And what’s alarming here is that our business operating system …….. how we motivate people, how we apply our human resources — it’s built entirely around … extrinsic motivators, … carrots and sticks. That’s … fine for many … 20th century tasks, but for 21st century tasks, the mechanistic, reward-and-punishment approach doesn’t work, often doesn’t work, and often does harm. Let me show you what I mean. (the 3 keys are) …. Autonomy: the urge to direct our own lives. Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. These are the building blocks of an entirely new operating system for our businesses.” …read more here or see below the link to watch Daniel Pink’s amazing TED Talk.
https://www.facebook.com/fiercepeacefulness/ Introductory ideas on intrinsic motivation here on Peace and Reconciliation, using restorative practises to build high trust relationships.