This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.
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I learnt from this excellent video presentation about the three factors that lead to better performance and personal satisfaction:
- autonomy, or the desire to be self-directed to engage in doing something, enabling us to be creative in our own space and at our own time
- mastery, or the urge to get better at stuff, as we experience fun and satisfaction without any need for money, fame or credit card
- purpose, or a sense of calling to do voluntary work to help and serve others without any need or desire for monetary reward
I also believe that humans can be motivated by altruism and compassion instead of business transactions to invent and implement things outside of the money system, such as in the resource-based system or indigenous societies that practise a communal and egalitarian culture and lifestyle, where resources are shared freely and generously in the community.