People always say to me “How come you get people to work free for you for 6 months?”
This obviously isn’t true but I have been fortunate enough to receive a lot of good will from those I meet and I have often thought about why this is….
I don’t promise the world in terms of financial reward or promotion but I do spend a lot of time getting those around me to understand the vision, the journey so far and help them see why their help would be valuable.
This AMAZING Video from RSA is the first thing I have seen that backs up what I have been seeing in practise.
If you don’t have time to watch it, it says, for people who have mentally challenging jobs bigger financial rewards DO NOT act as an incentive but rather, Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose are the reasons people get out of bed and work hard.
Dan Pink argues that Pay is a hygiene factor, that we need enough not to think about it but the above are real drivers.
I guess you would need to ask my guys and girls whether I have succeeded on this or not……