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  1. RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
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    • What do two studies about motivation challenge?
      1. They call into question if you reward something you get more of the behavior you want and if you punish you get less of it.
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    • What di the MIT Study do?
      1. Gave students set a whole set of challenges. To incentive performance they get 3 level of reward.
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    • What was the goal of the 3 levels of rewards?
      1. Each one gave larger reward. Reward the top performers larger the cash prize. This is the typical motivation scheme within organizations.
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    • What wer the results of the MIT study?
      1. 1. Mechanical skill. The higher the pay the better performance 2. Rudimentary cognitive skill -- larger reward led to poorer performance.
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    • What is the contrary conclusion to what we learn in economics?
      1. The higher the reward the better the performance is wrong. Saying its the other way around
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    • Who funded the research?
      1. Federal Reserve Bank funded research
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    • India did experiment again. What happened?
      1. Medium reward did not better then lower reward. The people who were getting the larger award did worst of all
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    • What works with a straight forward task?
      1. The traditional carrots and sticks
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    • Money is a motivator to some degree
      1. The best use of money is to pay people enough so they are not thinking of money they are thinking of work
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    • What are the three factors that lead to better performance and personal satisfaction?
      1. 1. Autonomy 2. Mastery 3. Purpose
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    • Autonomy
      1. The desire to be self directed
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    • Examples of Autonomy
      1. Once per quarter developers can work on whatever they want for 24 hours. But must show results at end of meeting.
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    • Mastery
      1. Urge to get better a stuff
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    • Playing music instruments on weekend. Why?
      1. It is fun. You get better at it.
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    • You get a bunch of highly skilled people to do work for free on weekly basis. What is it?
      1. Linux, Apache, Wikipedia
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    • Why do people who are highly skilled with jobs doing this challenging work during the sparce free time?
      1. It is overwhelming clear. Challenge and master and to make a contribution
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    • Purpose Modium
      1. More organization want to have some sort of transending purpose
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    • What profit modem comes unmoored from purpose motive what happens?
      1. Bad things. Crapy products. Lame services. Uninspired places to work.
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    • Organizations that are flourshing have what?
      1. Puporse motive
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    • Skype's Purpose
      1. To be disruptive but in the cause of making the world a better place
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    • Steve Jobs
      1. I want to put a ding in the universe
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    • If we start treating people like people....
      1. We can build organizations and worklifes that are better off and can make our world a little bit better
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