motivation

Open source reveals the value of social norms

Better to collabrate than compete
A strict market mentality can't completely explain what motivates people to make valuable contributions to collective projects.Read more

Good leaders know what economics can’t explain about open source

How can open source help us solve a problem?
Research on what motivates open source programmers to do their work could illuminate something important about the reasons we organize today.Read more

Drive and motivation: Daniel Pink webcast recap

Daniel Pink, known for his insightful take on what truly inspires and encourages us all, joined opensource.com for a webcast June 22 on the subject...Read more

WEBCAST: Drive and motivation with Daniel Pink

We're thrilled to be hosting critically-acclaimed and inspiring author Daniel Pink as the next guest in our Open Your World webcast series this...Read more

Three Keys to Success For the 21st Century Manager

A trio of recent Harvard Business Review blog posts all center around a common theme: what does it take to be a successful business leader and...Read more

Why incentives don't work in education—or the business world

Even as the U.S. economy recovers from a financial meltdown led by a number of white-collar Wall Street swindlers, critics of the public education...Read more

Upgrading the motivational operating system: A conversation with Daniel Pink

The world of work has changed, but in many ways the model of motivation hasn’t. Are the traditional rewards of today’s organizations up to the...Read more

Love, hate, and the Wikipedia contributor culture problem

Last fall, a group of researchers at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) released a study showing an abrupt leveling off in the number of editors...Read more