In doing some research for a work project, I was referred to this video of Daniel Pink's views on incentives and motivation.

It seems that monetary incentives do not inspire performance and productivity (when the job requires cognitive reasoning).

Instead, Pink mentions 3 factors that lead to better performance and personal satisfaction in the workplace:

  1. Autonomy - the desire to be self-directed
  2. Mastery - the urge to get better at stuff
  3. Purpose - the reason behind the work

I agree with Pink. This definitely resonates with my motivations at work and in life.

What do you think? Is he missing anything?