Money won’t necessarily motivate people to do their best work, and some big companies are waking up to this, says author Dan Pink. If businesses want real engagement from people, then allowing them self-direction and a sense of purpose is vital.
This brilliant animation brings to life a talk given by Dan at the Royal Society of Arts earlier this year. He argues that if we “get past this ideology of carrots and sticks” and stop treating people as though they’re simply “slower, smaller, better smelling horses,” we could create much better workplaces. Might a similar approach be useful for encouraging people to live lower carbon lives?