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Motivation – Recognition and Reward

I first saw this fantastic animated version of Dan Pink’s talk on Motivation last summer.

The assertion that Autonomy (Atlassian FedEx Days), Mastery (Linux, Apache) and Purpose (Skype, Apple) are three important factors in motivation is undeniable.  The evidence that Reward is not an important factor for all but the most mundane tasks seems sound.  However I feel strongly that Recognition is a powerful factor that is all too often ignored or even worse lumped in with Reward and discredited…

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