Give’em a fricken innovation bonus…

I came across this today and found it timely given that the AIP structure was released today. So how do you motivate creative, conceptual thinkers? The answer is, differently than you would those whose jobs are more physical and/or algorithmic. According to Dan Pink, the science says that knowledge workers, i.e., those in ATS, want Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.  If you’re familiar with the theories behind behavioral economics or organizational behavior, these conclusions won’t be too surprising.  The sketching is super cool, though.

Had to chuckle at the bit around the 6:30 mark on conventional if-then schemes. “Give’em a fricken innovation bonus. If you do something cool, I’ll give you $2,500.”


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