Books and resources on workplace motivation

Original author: Lindsay Brothers
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Want to know more about the importance of workplace motivation? Here are a few selected resources that will allow you to get acquainted with the latest trends in staff motivation. So, sit back and read!

"Drive" (Driving Force) Dan Pink

The book of Dan Pink has become incredibly popular among business people. Pink tells why we should not consider staff motivation only from the point of view of external factors, such as money and bonuses, but also from the point of view of internal forces, for example, mastering new skills, independence and tasks. The carrot and stick model that was used in the 20th century no longer works, and business leaders need to understand the true nature of staff motivation. Dan Pink

's performance at TED is a great way to spend 20 minutes and learn more about his views on staff motivation.


Free Coursera Gamification Course by Wharton


A free Coursera gamification course is often available and provides an opportunity to sign up for newsletters about your next classes. With it, you can learn about game mechanics, how to balance gamification in non-game situations, as well as participate in discussions with the same students.

“The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” (Charles Dewigg’s Why We Do What We Do, in Life and in Business)

Dewig’s book provides an excellent opportunity to look from the inside at the causes of actions, and also talks about the simplest ways to get us into the repetition cycle. The Power of Habit provides ideas on how to develop and maintain healthy and healthy habits. This is not a book, this is a miracle!


“Your Brain at Work” by David Rock

The book allows you to better understand why at work you feel so overloaded, and how your brain works with the continuous flow of information. Rock also has several publications on Psychology Today, devoted to the use of knowledge from the field of neuroscience in order to improve your life and performance.


Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Kahneman's book is very popular on Badgeville. How to make decisions in various situations? Is it possible to rely on instincts or is it necessary to "sleep with thought"? The principles of decision making, motivation, and much more are presented on more than 500 pages of this book. At the very least, reading it in the subway, you will look much smarter!


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