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Vitalii Tsybulnyk is a Software Engineering Manager at Mictosoft Azure.
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The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) recently published a very impressive video of Dan Pink presenting the surprising truth about what motivates us. This video is definitely worth spending 40 minutes of your life watching it, but there is also a very nice smaller 10-min animated version of it for those who'd prefer to know a short summary instead of a whole story.

Dan's talk is built around the problem of motivation.

The first surprising 'truth' he discovers is that money is not, in fact, a real motivator in the present world. Money is only a good motivator for simple, straightforward jobs. For creative, complex jobs an absence of money is a demotivator, however once you pay enough, it stops being a motivator at all.

What are the real motivators then?

They are:

AUTONOMY - our desire to be self-directed. The traditional goal of management, 'to control', was invented in 1850's and simply doesn't work in a today's world of complex creative jobs.

MASTERY - our desire to make progress, to get better at what we do. This is one of the most significant components of our satisfaction from work.

PURPOSE - we want to be a part of something bigger, something that makes world better.

Dan provides many very impressive examples and research results, so I'd recommend watching the original video to get your own impression.


Posted by Vitalii Tsybulnyk on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 10:08 AM
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Vitaliy Pogosyan Russia

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:54 PM

К сожалению, существует мнение, что развитие работника выше, чем требуется для выполнения его задач, приносит только убытки: ценность работника растёт, и, соответственно, растёт оплата его труда.

Vitalii Tsybulnyk United States

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:28 PM

В данном видео\заметке акцент сделан как раз на том, что "просто выполнение задач" не есть на самом деле то, чего хотят многие современные работодатели. В современном мире от многих сотрудников требуется креатив, неординарное мышление и инициатива, и при большем наличии этих качеств компании почти всегда готовы платить больше. Компания, делающая сейчас ставку на "просто выполнение" ИМХО врядли далеко пойдёт.

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