Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? [TED]

The speech of Dan Ariely at the bottom, the video format is there.

I want to talk a little bit today about labor and work. When we think about how people work,the naive intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze — that all people care about is money, and the moment we give people money, we can direct them to work one way, we can direct them to work another way. This is why we give bonuses to bankers and pay in all kinds of ways. And we really have this incredibly simplistic view of why people work and what the labor market looks like.

At the same time, if you think about it, there’s all kinds of strange behaviors in the world around us.  Continue reading “Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? [TED]”

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