Mend-Orshikh Amartaivan and Naran Batjargal
Date: 2012-08-06

Best Practices For Developing A Dream Team

THE EVIDENCE FROM OUR RESEARCH, AND FROM STUDIES BY MANY OTHERS, IS THAT IF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DO THEIR BEST, THEY MUST BE INTERNALLY MOTIVATED. THEIR TASKS OR PROJECTS MUST BE INTRINSICALLY ENGAGING. WHEN IT COMES TO EXCELLENCE, IT'S DEFINITELY NOT "WHAT GETS REWARDED GETS DONE"; IT'S "WHAT IS REWARDING GETS DONE." YOU CAN NEVER PAY PEOPLE ENOUGH TO CARE--TO CARE ABOUT THEIR PRODUCTS, SERVICES, COMMUNITIES, FAMILIES, OR EVEN THE BOTTOM LINE. AFTER ALL, WHY DO PEOPLE PUSH THEIR OWN LIMITS TO GET EXTRAORDINARY THINGS DONE? HOW DO PEOPLE FIND SATISFACTION IN EFFORTS THAT DON'T PAY A LOT OF MONEY, OPTIONS, PERKS, OR PRESTIGE? EXTRINSIC REWARDS CERTAINLY CAN'T EXPLAIN THESE ACTIONS. LEADERS TAP INTO PEOPLE'S HEARTS AND MINDS, NOT MERELY THEIR HANDS AND WALLETS.

Source: Fast Company