September 28, 2016 / By Susan Fowler /
In an article about the Wells Fargo scandal and how its organizational culture might have fostered fraudulent behavior, SDT was cited as “compelling science” that explains why traditional methods of workplace don’t yield sustainable results.
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"Through their traditional—and outdated beliefs about motivation in the workplace, they fostered fraud by making numbers a priority over doing the right thing."
"Compelling science proves that traditional methods of motivation in the workplace don’t yield the short-term or sustainable results they are designed to deliver. Tragically, Wells Fargo is another example of how sub-optimally motivated people do the wrong things for the wrong reasons."