It’s not about money.
In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, best-selling author Dan Pink reveals the 3 key principles that drive motivation – Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose. The need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. In a interview with Harvard Business Review, Pink says ”As for recognition, the diaries revealed that it does indeed motivate workers and lift their moods. So managers should celebrate progress, even the incremental sort”. HBR adds, “recognition is a form of feedback which is essential to achieving mastery”.
If you have not seen this video by RSA Animate using Pink’s popular TED Talk, you need to. Pink provides an undeniable case based on extensive research and studies including the work of Mihalyi Czentsmihaly on flow.
Do you work with people who have mastered an area, skill or characteristic? If so, let them know with a public kudos and acknowledge their mastery and professional reputation on Linkedin and online.