WALL STREET JOURNAL: More Than a Paycheck Workers are more efficient, loyal and creative when they feel a sense of purpose—when work has meaning


February 5th 2010.


“The science that Mr. Pink is referring to rests largely on the work of Edward Deci and Richard Ryan at the University of Rochester and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi at Claremont Graduate University. These three researchers have found that we do our best work when motivated from within, when we have control over our time and decisions and when we feel a deep sense of purpose. Under such conditions, we can achieve real mastery over whatever it is that we do.”

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By Delves Broughton