Does More Money Always Lead to Better Productivity at Work?

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Not according to Dan Pink, author of several books about the changing world of work, who believes that when you need employees to solve problems creatively, offering a financial incentive can actually hinder productivity and distract employees from the task at hand. Pink references studies on motivation that suggest that when given a task that requires a creative solution, subjects performed better when no incentive was involved. He also suggests that employees perform better in non-restrictive work environments with limited structure.