The new Business Operating System is based on three things:
1. Autonomy: The urge to direct our own lives.
2. Mastery: The desire to get better and better at something that matters.
3. Purpose: The yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.
The 20% rule Google employs: Engineers can work on anything they want for 20% of the time. Almost half of the all the new Google products were birthed during this 20% time.
There is a mismatch between what science knows and what business does. The typical Rewards programs 20th century businesses employ (the carrots and sticks philosophy) work, but only in a surprisingly narrow band of circumstances. The secret to motivating people to produce lies in the unseen intrinsic drive to do things because they matter.
There is a great business lesson here. I hope you take the time to watch this important video. Your company’s future productivity may hinge on it.