scribble: Human MotivationPosted: August 29, 2009
Blogpost: When can paying people become counterproductive:
TED: Science of Motivation – Daniel Pink
In short: Motivation can be internal (sense of purpose, meaningful) or external (monetary etc.) however internal motivation works better for tasks where goals, rules, paths and more parameters are fuzzy or not known while external motivation works best when the tasks are simple and clear beforehand.