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Episode #107 is something I’ve been looking forward to for some time now – an interview with Dan Pink, the author of some outstanding books including Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us and Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself, among others.
Today, we’re talking about “Drive” and a number of issues that will be familiar and relevant, yet thought provoking to Lean thinkers and students of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, ideas such as the dysfunctions of incentives and rewards, intrinsic motivation, and finding the balance between autonomy and following “standardized work” in a modern workplace.
You can find Dan on Twitter as @DanielPink and his website is www.danpink.com, which has his blog, and more. DAn has a paperback version of Drive coming out in the spring of 2011 and, if you’ve read Drive, you can send him ideas and feedback via this blog post of his.
In the podcast, I reference back to:
- an earlier interview with Alfie Kohn, on education
- a recent WSJ article on the decline of creativity in kids, thanks to our school system
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About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as the new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Innovation and Improvement Services for KaiNexus.