Career analyst Dan Pink, also known for his Manga style book for managers The Adventures Of Johnny Bunko, gives a brilliant presentation at TED about why rewards don’t work when it comes to generating creative solutions. Actually, rewards sometimes have the opposite effect: reducing creativity. It all comes down to autonomy, mastery and purpose.

Watch the video to make sense of all this and prepare to be inspired.

5 COMMENTS

  1. This explain why creative people resist financial rewards!! And all this time we’ve been told there’s something wrong with us – that we have to change our “prosperity consciousness” and other bullsh*t like that :-0

    Thank you so much, this really helps me alot.

    PS – I’ve embedded this vid into metaphysics-for-life.com on the MONEY page – really valuable info!!

  2. I would love to add a link to FC on MFL…will look for a good high-traffic spot to put it and will let you know as soon as I get it up and running!

  3. The real question should be why are you doing the task in the first place. Either way someone figures out a way to do. How long it takes is really just a matter of time. Creativity is not hurt. Speed of creativity is hurt. In fact, the longer it takes is probably better for creativity. Creativity is not a tool, it’s an end on to itself.