Incentives Kill Creativity

The other day I had jotted down about wanting to talk about incentives killing creativity, because something someone said pissed me off. I put it in my GTD list and forgot about it. I came back today to actually write on the subject and got road blocked about what I was thinking on the topic. This is the problem with relying on passion for motivation. Whatever trigger pissed me off, I forgot about, so I googled for “incentives kill creativity” and this fabulous TED Talk came back as a top result. Daniel Pink is more qualified than me to talk about it so instead I’m asking you take 20 minutes and watch this TED Talk.

High performance in the future will come from intrinsic motivation. The principles will be based on Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.  Think about it.