Wonderfully informative, super helpful, tools provided that can facilitate action happening and so invigorating. I understand myself and others much better now. Must put all the key learnings into practice so I am much improved in my leadership.
Many people secretly believe that the standard and accepted motivational "operating system" used by business is seriously broken!
Why do we all need to turn up at a certain time and place like robots? Why is there a focus on process rather than results? Why are we constantly being bribed with carrots or threatened by sticks?
Surely in the 21st century there must be a better way?
This book not only tells you the "better way' but also gives you a plethora of scientific evidence that proves why the old system doesn't / cannot work...
If you're an employer of manager, you must read this book.
If you've escaped from the cubicle and ever feel "guilty" about your new found freedom and non-compliance with outdated motivation systems, this book will eliminate that guilt quicker than a trip to the confessional!
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This book is an amazing read. It's short and to the point. It helps understand what motivates people to do what they do. The book is full of motivational vocabulary which can be useful for anyone dealing with people day in and day out.
The best part of the book are it's summary sections at the end which I rarely find in other books. There is a detailed section about other books, blogs and people you might like if you have liked this book.
Overall it's a very good book and I highly recommend it.
The strength of Pink's book is the freshness of the ideas and the rethinking about motivation. It is written well and in an easily digestible format. I recommend it to any organisational leader and HR professional.