Following on from the last blog post where I presented some of the traditional, ‘old school’ theories around motivation, we can now delve into some more recent thinking around motivating employees in the workplace.
Firstly, let’s look at Daniel Pink’s ‘third drive’ approach to motivating employees:
The Third Drive
Scientists have long known that two main drives truly power human behaviour – the biological drive including hunger, thirst and sex, and the reward-punishment drive already discussed in my previous article. However in 1949, Harry F. Harlow, professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, argued for a third drive – intrinsic motivation – the joy of the task itself...
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