Understanding Gen Ys in Singapore

Understanding Gen Ys in Singapore

You may fit my profile, and perhaps you may do similar work I do as a corporate learning facilitator. You have suddenly realised a change in the landscape in your class room. The starry eyed learner, is now, armed with a net book, a mobile…

When to use rewards

Motivation 2.0 did thrive over the years. Folks were motivated with cash rewards to be productive. Dan H. Pink, in his book “Drive” shares that for tasks that are routine, aren’t interesting and don’t demand much creative thinking, rewards can help. In fact many companies…

Carrots and stick do not work

Carrots and sticks do not work. The old adage of motivational theories encourage then use of rewards to get more of the behaviour you want. Pavlov shared how he got more of the behaviour he wanted using rewards. You may have experienced this as well.…

The greatness gap at the work place

Over the years I have worked for 3 international companies that prized themselves as best in class in their respective industries. I served 4 years in flight operation in the 90’s working for the best airline in the world then, Singapore International Airlines. 2 years…

What went wrong with Motivation

What drives us? What makes us want to do our very best and keep doing it? What is the fuel that bolsters productivity? Many would say the will to survive. That would be correct only if we were living fifty thousand years ago as a…