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How to motivate people, according to science - The Week


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Eric Barker offers a good summary:

Research actually shows nagging works:

Managers who are deliberately redundant as communicators move their projects forward more quickly and smoothly than those who are not.

But have you ever accomplished your best work because someone nagged you? 

I didn’t think so.

Here’s what to do instead:

  1. Stop Bribing
  2. Make Them Feel Something
  3. Emphasize Progress
  4. Start A Cult — (With A Story)

Good thinking starts with strong feelings.

The article more details about all 4 points: 

http://theweek.com/article/index/260726/how-to-motivate-people-according-to-science

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