Stop Destroying Motivation with Dan Ariely

My guest his week, Dan Ariely needs no introduction. But just in case, he is one of the worlds most influential psychologists. His work - and he - have inspired and continue to feed my passion, mission, vision and work. In this gloves-off conversation, he explains how leaders build work cultures that kill motivation -dead. He explains what to do, and what not to do, to unleash productivity, efficiency, and innovation. Here’s just a few of his top tips: 

  • You get what you measure, so be sure to measure the right things
  • You CANNOT ignore the way people feel. Feeling empowered = success 
  • Bureaucracy and rigid processes stifle excellence and innovation 
  • Promoting diverse players to senior positions is not enough. The most successful companies nurture environments where diverse hires FEEL absolutely equal to the colleagues. 
  • Architect cultures where people feel safe to share and discuss opinions

Basically, If you want to get the best from your most important asset, people, you have to CREATE culture. There are no quick fixes.

Go to https://www.katzkiely.com/create to see the CREATE Framework, for full transcripts and to send feedback and suggestions.

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Find out about beep’s CREATE Framework and it’s uniquely effective approach to cultural and operational transformation here ; http://wearebeep.com/

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About the Podcast

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About your host

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Mike Piggott

Mike is former Editor of The Marketing Society and has worked - in an editorial and content capacity - for the Society from 2013 to early 2021. In 2018 he launched their podcast channel and relaunched their website mid-2019. He also created and launched their publication, Empower - producing 14 issues in his time as Editor.

He now freelances as an editor, writer and podcast creator for various organisations. On the side he's also a spoken word poet, screenwriter, film and tv blogger, and music critic.