Closing Session: The Puzzle of Motivation
Gone are the days when extrinsic factors like monetary rewards and fear of punishment were the motivating factors of work. Now, Pink argues, it’s centered around more intrinsic qualities – where autonomy, purpose, and mastery are what drive people in the working world. Tapping 50 years of research in behavioral science, Pink shows why many traditional rewards – including the “carrot and stick” method – fall short of their promise and sometimes even backfire. Using his research, Pink reveals a more effective motivational operating system, one that promotes enduring motivation through autonomy, mastery, and purpose – the fundamentally human desires to direct own lives, to make progress in work that matters and to contribute to a team.
- 1.6.2 Prioritizes goals in order to effectively manage
time and workload.
- 1.2.1 Identifies and takes the appropriate steps to
maintain and enhance competence.
- 2.2.3 Identifies opportunities for shared benefit and/
Linda Farr, RDN, CSOWM, LD, FAND
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics