I’ve been watching some videos from Dan Pink, an American writer that concentrates on the science of motivation and I think they’re actually very interesting for most people, but specially reassuring for FOSS people…
If you ask an artist why they became an artist, a lot of them will say: I can’t do anything else; I have to do this… It’s the same thing. — John Yodsnukis
Dan Pink argues that for most of the tasks of the 21st century (which are more right-brain thinking), carrot and sticks (extrinsic motivators) don’t work, instead, intrinsic motivators should be used.
RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
What Drives Motivation in the Modern Workplace?
And now that we are on the subject of creativity in work, Charles Leadbeater makes a very good argument about why radical innovation mostly comes from amateur professionals rather than traditional corporations.