Drive – Odabir misli #2

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Daniel H. Pink)

– Your Highlight at location 1221-1229 | Added on Monday, 19 February 2018 03:06:16

With these unorthodox ideas percolating in his mind, this unlikely corporate heretic established a new policy: 3M’s technical staff could spend up to 15 percent of their time on projects of their choosing. The initiative felt so counter to the mores of Motivation 2.0, so seemingly illicit, that inside the company, it was known as the “bootlegging policy.” And yet it worked. These walled gardens of autonomy soon became fertile fields for a harvest of innovations—including Post-it notes. Scientist Art Fry came up with his idea for the ubiquitous stickie not in one of his regular assignments, but during his 15 percent time. Today, Post-its are a monumental business: 3M offers more than six hundred Post-it products in more than one hundred countries. (And their cultural impact might be even greater. Consider: But for McKnight’s early push for autonomy, we’d be living in a world without any small yellow squares stuck to our computer monitors. A chilling thought indeed.) According to 3M’s former head of research and development, most of the inventions that the company relies on even today emerged from those periods of bootlegging and experimental doodling.8

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Drive – Odabir misli #1

U narednih nekoliko članaka okačiću odabrane delove knjige “Drive: the Surprising truth about what motivates us” koju preporučujem apsolutno svakome, od učenika osnovnih škola do direktora korporacija. Korisno, relevantno i važno delo jer na sistematičan način široko razumljivim jezikom obrađuje izuetno bitna pitanja motivisanosti i produktivnosti (kao i njhovu korelaciju).

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Van Gogh writes…

In a particularly impassioned letter to Theo from October 2, 1884, Van Gogh writes:

If one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes. To be good — many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm — and that’s a lie…
That leads to stagnation, to mediocrity. Just slap something on it when you see a blank canvas staring at you with a sort of imbecility.

You don’t know how paralyzing it is, that stare from a blank canvas that says to the painter you can’t do anything. The canvas has an idiotic stare, and mesmerizes some painters so that they turn into idiots themselves.

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