“When we think about how people work, the naïve intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze,” says behavioral economist Dan Ariely in today’s talk, given at TEDxRiodelaPlata. “We really have this incredibly simplistic view of why people work and what the labor market looks like.”
When you look carefully at the way people work, he says, you find out there’s a lot more at play—and a lot more at stake—than money.
- The less motivated an employee is, the more money he is asking !
- If employees are not intrinsically motivated chances are very high that they are not creative as well. and won’t work hard enough as passionate people do.
- Being passionate is coming from the inside-out. You can break somebody’s motivation very easily but it is very hard for leaders to inspire people to give happily the best of what they have to offer if they don’t want to and don’t have trust in the management.