As a leader, do you motivate your staff by rewarding the good and punishing the bad?
Motivation 1.0 - trying to survive. From roaming the savannah to gather food to scrambling for the bushes when a saber-toothed tiger approached, that drive guided most of our behaviour.
Motivation 2.0 - to seek reward and avoid punishment. Harnessing this second drive has been essential to economic progress around the world, especially during the last two centuries. The Motivation 2.0 operating system has endured for a very long time. Indeed, it is so deeply embedded in our lives that most of us scarcely recognize that it exists. For as long as any of us can remember, we've configured our organizations and constructed our lives around its bedrock assumptions. The way to improve performance, increase productivity, and encourage excellence is to reward the good and punish the bad.
From: Drive by Daniel H. Pink
Published by: Riverhead Books
Check tomorrow for..........Motivation 3.0