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Alfie Kohn, children, rewards, motivation and KM

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 20 January 2010



Alfie Kohn, children, rewards, motivation and KM
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 115
Posted DateWednesday 20 January 2010 13:22 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
CategoriesMeasures, Targets and Rewards
PeopleAlfie Kohn, Daniel Pink

I have a huge respect for Alfie Kohn and have been blogging about him since 2002! But I have only just thought to look on YouTube for some video clips of him speaking. Well, I got lucky and found several clips from which I have created a YouTube playlist of clips from some of his talks.

Alfie demonstrates time and time again how our thinking is screwed up when it comes to the education and raising of children. This is bad enough. But the same habits and practices get carried over into the work place. We still try to punish and reward employees to "make them" to do what we want - even when there is no evidence that it works and plenty of research to show that it does not!

Daniel Pink has also been talking on the surprising science of motivation at TED.

Video: Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation

Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.

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If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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