Concentrating on improving our knowledge — and encouraging others to do the same — increases our motivation, writes Harvard’s Francesca Gino. And that additional motivation sets off a cascade of positive results, including better performance on the job. Setting specific performance targets, meanwhile, has the opposite effect, leading to diminished results. When learning is presented as a prime goal, employees feel free to be curious. And that curiosity pays dividends for companies and workers alike. • Here’s what people are saying.
Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on August 24, 2018