There are probably a myriad of reasons why people end up working for the companies they do. But the more interesting question might be “why do they stay when they have the option of leaving?” The answer to that question has a lot to do with what distinguishes great places to work. Leaders should be asking “what has people want to stay, and not be susceptible to being lured away for more money?” If you want to know what makes for satisfied workers doing their best work, heed the research..
Career analyst 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. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.