Carrots and Sticks - What Really Motivates Us?

  • July 9, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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Join us for a fun session exploring human motivation with Susan DiFabio and Dan Neumann. We'll share information that may be surprising or counter-intuitive.  We'll consider real-world examples. And we promise to get participants talking and thinking in new ways about motivational factors in their own world.  


But wait...There is a homework assignment. Please watch this video (http://youtu.be/avnHUxSVfVM). 

See you there.

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  • Dan N.

    One last thought.... how do you think budget autonomy fits into the whole carrots/sticks approach? http://neumanagementllc.com/2014/07/10/four-tips-for-granting-teams-budget-autonomy/

    July 10

  • Dan N.

    Thanks for the excellent level of engagement! I had a follow up to share more specifics about the addictive reaction the brain has to rewards. The mechanism is dopamine releasing in the nucleus accumbens. The research paper is here : http://www-psych.stanford.edu/~knutson/rab/knutson01.pdf

    1 · July 10

  • Robb P.

    Great topic! Loved the conversations.

    1 · July 10

  • Glenn W.

    Thank you Susan and Dan, I enjoyed the session last night. Still thinking about the book I didn't win :)

    2 · July 10

  • Susan D.

    Hmm... not sure why the books all ran together. I'm going to try again. Hopefully its more readable this time.

    Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
    by Daniel H. Pink Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely

    Susan

    1 · July 9

  • Susan D.

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the great engagement this evening. We really appreciate your comments, ideas, and thought-provoking questions. That’s very “motivating” for a presenter!

    Here are the book references we mentioned this evening.

    Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
    by Daniel H. Pink Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely See you next time,

    Susan

    July 9

  • Bobby T.

    Great discussion as usual. Great job Dan and Susan. Please post reading reference material.

    1 · July 9

  • Dan N.

    I've started learning guitar. To help me long the journey, I'm taking group lessons at our local Guitar Center. There was a 10 year old student in yesterday's class. This child got his guitar the day before as a birthday present. He was very excited. He was also very proud that his grandfather taught him his first chord; E minor. I'm hopeful that this student continues. I did have to bite my tongue, however, when his grandfather, referring to this child's motivation to learn, said "money is a great motivator." I look forward to exploring motivation with you all on Wednesday.

    July 6

  • Rhys Q.

    Not back in the US yet but keen to get involved 01 Aug 2014 onwards!

    July 3

  • Dan N.

    Rewards are addictive.

    July 2

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