Rewards: how effective are they?

Being in college is not easy. When you need to take so many courses to complete a degree, a few of them feel like unnecessary and irrelevant. Regardless of those feelings, you still need to take them. So, how do you get motivated?

It’s common knowledge that rewards have always been used to get people motivated. Positive an negative reinforcements help people modify their conduct. But are rewards always effective? Should you use them all the time in order to get motivated?

Take a look at this video from motivational speaker Daniel Pink. You’ll be surprised to learn how motivation really works (particularly in the workplace):

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