The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Employees

WOW! When I saw this video, I was blown away! If you are a manager, you MUST watch this video!

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Employees

DESCRIPTION: This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.



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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.

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  1. Lisa says

    Brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing this Jim. I recruit sales people- who are supposed to be money motivated. According to Manpower’s perennial survey, sales positions are always the toughest to fill. Also toughest to retain. In many organizations, sales usually has the highest turnover of any job category. Is it because money just isn’t that motivating after all? Wow, a really mind-bending idea to consider, especially in reference to sales.


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