I recently viewed a clip that peaked my interest regarding what motivates us as individuals. On a side note, being quite visual I genuinely enjoy the RSA animate drawings aligned to the content and topic. The author and speaker, Dan Pink, discusses the science of predictability, human nature and motivation.
Dan refers to two separate studies, one of which has a fascinating finding.
It questions the premise that, if we reward something you get more of the behaviour we want and if we punish something or someone, we get less.
The relationship of what is commonly understood between reward and behaviour may well be a series of misconceptions. Challenging!
That is not necessarily the case, with other factors such as rudimentary cognitive skills, mechanical skills and the link to reward and performance challenging the thinking that higher reward equals higher performance.
View the video now and let us know what you think.