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Motivation Misfires


Motivation Misfires by Esther Derby

"Contests, prizes, pep talks, badges, points, canned thank you notes, and recognition events. Most of this comes down to using rewards to motivate people to continue certain behavior. Some of these work for some people, some of the time. But most of them backfire, for most people, most of the time. ... The zeroth step in boosting motivation is to stop doing things that demotivate people."

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