Motivation And Motivation : The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us By Daniel Pink

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Motivation in Education The standard way of thinking about motivation has it that the only way to get people to be driven is to reward them extrinsically. In other words, the way we generally try to motivate people is by dangling a carrot in front of their face, or pushing them with a poke to the ribs with stick. Many people assume that if you want someone to do something, you incentivize them with external compensation. For example, if you want a student to work harder in class, offer them extra credits. If you want your basketball team to be better, make them run more suicides as punishment. However, in this book, Drive: ’’The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us’’ by Daniel Pink challenges this conventional, preconceived notion of motivation of carrot and stick mentality. Pink divided motivation into three categories that evolved over time: motivation 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. In the first chapter, Pink offered different ways of human drives that motivate. The first one was motivation 1.0: struggling to obtain our basic needs to survive, biological drives of food, water, and sex. Yet, it wasn 't enough, and then people replaced it, with the second drive, which is based on "rewards and punishment". Motivation 2.0 states that humans also responded to the drive to seek rewards and avoid punishment. That worked fine for routine tasks, but incompatible with how we organize what we do, how we think about what we do, and how we do what we do. (20) This type of motivation worked

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