Bonuses don’t work, management will go away, and free time at work for everyone

Lots to process in Dan Pink‘s talk at TEDGlobal in Oxford.

  1. financial motivators are almost always less motivating than intrinsic motivators
  2. management is a creation of man, therefore its irrelevancy over time is as possible as the videocassette recorder
  3. free time, like Google’s 20 percent time, can create some cool stuff

Potential implications.

  1. P4P won’t work, executive bonuses either
  2. the future health care organization will be much flatter (read up on hierarchies)
  3. most health care workers don’t spend any of their time on anything BUT their approved job tasks, maybe that’s a problem…

That’s it for analysis.  The good thing for all of us is that Dan has a new book due at the end of the year titled “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.”  Here’s the talk:
http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

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