What motivates us to work?

In two fascinating experiments Dan Ariely explores what motivates us.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, we aren’t motivated solely by money. Professor of psychology and behavioral economist, Dan Ariely, presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected attitudes toward meaning in our work. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.

The importance of making people feel that what they are doing is worthwhile and that the fruits of their labours are appreciated is one of the most essential lessons of management and leadership.