What makes people do different things, what makes them execute their daily routine? Is it the reward that they will get in the end of the month if they did their job right or is it something much more harder to explain, something connected with their personal feelings?


In this TED video career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation in a very amusing way, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Dan Pink talks about the different ways to motivate people and explains the experiment of psychologist Carl Dunker called “The Candle Problem”.

Join the discussion below, share what motivates you, and give your examples of great motivators!