Book Review: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Drive, written by Daniel Pink, I would recommend for all people managers. I think it’s a great supplement to any management training where you are in direct control of the motivation of your employees. At the very least, it might spark some new ideas.

Just to share a few of them:

  • People are motivated by Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose
  • Ask everyone in your organization to rate, on a scale of one to ten, how much autonomy do you have over your tasks, time, team, and technique?
  • Ditch the “to do” list and opt for a “don’t list” instead
  • Sagmeister: Work 7 years, take 1 off 

The best use of money is to take the issue of money off the table . . . Effective organizations compensate people in amounts and in ways that allow individuals to mostly forget about compensation and instead focus on the work itself

Also, is a neat animation of one of his talks (youtube).