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What Motivates Us at Work?

04.16.2013
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Good post from the TED conference on what motivates us at work.  A researcher at Harvard conducted an experiment,  and some interesting insights came out of it.  It’s a good read and worth checking out.

Some of  the key points:

  • Seeing the fruits of our labor may make us more productive
  • The less appreciated we feel our work is, the more money we want to do it
  • The harder a project is, the prouder we feel of it
  • Knowing that our work helps others may increase our unconscious motivation
  • The promise of helping others makes us more likely to follow rules
  • Positive reinforcement about our abilities may increase performance
  • Images that trigger positive emotions may actually help us focus

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