This weeks EconTalk podcast has Dan Pink talking about his new book "Drive, the surprising truth about what motivates us".
This being a quick post I just want to point out his discussion regarding his research about what motivates people. Pink notes.
Suggest we upgrade to a different approach to motivation, one far less reliant on if/then rewards, not on all rewards but a certain kind of reward, and prizes other sorts of motivators such as autonomy, mastery, and a sense of purpose.People, Ideas & Objects provides the software to the oil and gas producer. There are substantial services that are associated with delivering this software. The Community of Independent Service Providers is the community that we look too to provide those services to the innovative oil and gas producer.
I see autonomy, mastery and a sense of purpose as being the key motivators of the Community of Independent Service Providers.