The Puzzle of Motivation


Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

From the Website: TED. You can also view the interactive transcript.

Topics: Motivation
Conferences: TED

About the Author

Dan Pink is a popular author on the world of work. With a trio of influential bestsellers, including Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates UsDan Pink has changed the way companies view the modern workplace. Dan is on this site because, though he isn't writing as a person of faith, he is one of the most helpful authors right now on key aspects of workplace effectiveness. He is one of the most important authors you can read to do better work -- which is a key aspect of what it means to integrate faith and work.