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A few posts ago, we wrote about the mounting research pointing to intrinsic values (like autonomy, mastery and purpose) as true drivers of employee engagement and performance.

Those same studies found extrinsic motivators (like money, awards, gifts and other external “carrots” one might dangle in front of employees) as ineffective and, often, harmful to performance. (You can view that post here.)

A year ago, KQED, an NPR station in Northern California, interviewed 12 teachers from various parts of the country on what motivates them as well as what discourages them and hinders their work. Their answers were quite consistent with the aforementioned studies.

Take a listen to some of their feedback below:
George:

 

Megan:

 

Todd:

 

Dawn:

Mojaddam:

 

Chris:

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