More from Mr Pink. Would be interesting to make a quick taxonomy of school behaviours that benefit from a carrot-and-stick approach.
Just finished Drive. This video is a typically good RSA summary from one of Dan Pink’s book talks. It’s fascinating stuff. Essentially, the science says carrot and stick only works for mechanical tasks. For any other tasks, carrot and stick actually damages motivation. Tricky one for schools and the gamification crowd, I think.
Social Loafing is an interesting phenomenon. From what I can work out, it was first discovered by a German called Max Ringelmann. He had people alone and in groups pull on a rope attached to a strain guage to measure the pull force. What was surprising was that the sum of the individual pulls did not equal the total of … Read More