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Motivating and Incentivizing Employees

Here is a really interesting presentation form Dan Pink at TED Global Conference July 2009. (and it’s only 18min!)

A great speaker with a trio of influential bestsellers, Dan Pink has changed the way companies view the modern workplace.

How does this relate to employee health and wellness?

Well, motivation…… Incentivizing an employee health and wellness program is a big question mark for any company. It can also work out to be the most expensive aspect of the whole program.

I am not a huge fan of giving employees cash to be healthy. I honestly feel it sends the wrong message. I believe that we all know, in our hearts, what is the best motivation for us.

It’s the knowledge that we are doing something for the “greater good.” The fact that each employees efforts is a part of a bigger picture. Not only for their own health and happiness, or for the betterment of the company as a whole, but a much bigger, social purpose. The health of every other person around us. Our kids, family, friends, communities… The world and its environment as a whole.

Now, isn’t that motivation???

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