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What motivates you to work? Contrary to popular belief, this is not only money. But it is not only pleasure. It seems that most of us are thriving, constantly moving forward and feeling purposeful. The behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two instructive experiments that show our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.
Transcription of Dan Ariely’s performance at the TED venue:
Today I want to talk a little about work and workers. When we think about how people work, we imagine people as rats in a maze. Money is the only thing people care about, and when we pay people, we can order them to work on this or that. For this reason, we pay bonuses to bankers and pay in various ways. In fact, we unusually simplify the view of why people work and what the labor market looks like. Continue reading
According to Edgar Dale’s learning cone, the most effective learning is to simulate or perform a real action. It gives 90% of the result, compared, for example, with lectures, videos or reading. A game is an imitation of real activity. Business game Your Start is perhaps the only free online training in Russian on pumping entrepreneurial qualities and skills.
Free – does not mean free or low quality. The game, which is actually an entrepreneurship course, lasts 15 days. Meetings are held online in live mode. This is not a car workshop! The creator of the business course on Internet entrepreneurship, Your Start, a well-known serial entrepreneur – Evgeny Khodchenkov, himself, leads this game live. Eugene and his team have worked wonderfully creating this course and really follow their basic principle in business – do good for people, give it first, and only then get the opposite effect in the form of cash flow and positive emotions! Continue reading
Any attempts to evaluate staff motivation are fraught with serious consequences for the management system. Everyone knows that with good quality work of employees and high productivity, research on motivation is practically not carried out. There is simply no reason for them. The need for assessing motivation arises when there is a suspicion (or actual confidence) that employees work half-heartedly, engage in extraneous activities at workplaces, use company resources to solve personal issues, in particular, all the means of communication. In this case (as in the case of a large “staff turnover”), the management system is tempted to assess employee motivation in order to make feasible adjustments to it. For this purpose, a study is being undertaken, the main form of which is a questionnaire. Continue reading