I recently watched this video with Daniel Pink. And since then I have been thinking about the real impact of what he’s saying, which is basically this: If your job involves a minimum of cognitive skills, most performance management methods, systems and approaches don’t work. There’s a mismatch between what science knows and what businesses do. Mind-buggling and it really calls for action (or corrective action as we consultants like to call it). Go ahead and watch it. Trust me – it’s worth investing a little time in.
My promise: I intend to find out to what extent this is true, to what extent corporation know about this and to what extent they intend to do something about it.
Until then… these are the 3 motivational words to remember: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.