Engagement. Dan Pink has written another insightful book, this time taking on the subject of motivation. In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Pink highlights the disconnect between typical management practices and scientific evidence about human biology and behavior. After presenting a scientific basis for his approach, he proposes that we upgrade ourselves and our workforces to autonomy, mastery and purpose. The outcome will be greater engagement. He also provides a toolkit with suggestions on what to do next to move in the direction he proposes. While many readers feel one’s own intrinsic motivation, it can be hard in some workplaces to see movement away from a carrot and stick approach toward greater autonomy, mastery and purpose. Drive may help readers transform workplaces into environments that get more work done, better, by more satisfied workers.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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