TED Talk of the Week – Daniel Pink – The Puzzle of Motivation

Each week, I will pick a TED talk to share with PLSD.  This talk could be about teaching and learning or about technology or about leadership or just something fun.  TED is a world of spreading ideas and thinking outside of the box.  TED is a world that there is no right or wrong, only what if.  TED opens the door for innovation, creativity and the future.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

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