Reviews and Recommendations; May / June 2010; Scientific American Mind; by Kenneth Silber; Corey Binns; Nicole Branan; Melinda Wenner; 2 Page(s)
Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
by Daniel H. Pink. Riverhead Books, 2009
What pushes employees to do their best work? Many businesses operate under the belief that the key to motivating workers is giving them tangible rewards, such as a cash bonus or a corner office. In the book Drive, business writer Daniel H. Pink argues persuasively that these companies have it all wrong. He cites a body of behavioral science research that suggests that optimal performance comes when people find intrinsic meaning in their work.