Many organisations are slowly starting to realise that if you want engagement, and you want people to be creative and innovative, autonomy is more important than financial reward.
When the profit motive is paramount and it becomes unhinged from the purpose motive bad things can happen. When profit comes first the workforce becomes disillusioned and things start to go wrong. Start treating people like people and recognise that if you want engagement self-direction is better. It will lead to a happier workforce and more creative (and profitable) output.
This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.