Have you ever thought about which incentives make us ‘better’ or worse in the workplace?
At Betterfly, we are constantly thinking of the ways in which people want to be better. I recently came across a neat video produced by RSA, (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) in which an artist animates a speech by Dan Pink on The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us. Using ‘real-time’ sketches on a gigantic whiteboard, the video illustrates the unexpected ways in which money can sometimes lead to poorer job performance. Money aside, it’s clear that most of us are fueled by the desire to get better and that the satisfaction of mastering a skill or task, while working towards a purpose, can often be more rewarding than monetary profit alone.