It was a while ago now that I read Daniel Pink’s book “Drive” but it is so good that it deserves a mention. This is a book that everyone working to raise employee/team productivity in some form should read. It summarizes forty years of scientific research and the consequences are far reaching for Managers, team leads, scrum masters, coaches, or anyone else working with organisational structures, reward systems, personnel strategies, productivity, recruitment, etc.
- Autonomy; the desire to be self-organising and to structure one’s own situation.
- Mastery; the desire to become better at an activity, to learn and understand a knowledge domain.
- Purpose; the desire to contribute to a greater cause, to do something profound, to impact other peoples lives in some way.