Payment reduces satisfaction and performance in work

This one’s a quick link to an article on Mind Hacks.

http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2008/08/the_best_jobs_in_lif.html

From the article:

“The BPS Research Digest covers a recent study finding that volunteers are actually more committed than paid staff in an organisation, in line with studies showing that payment tends to reduce people’s productivity and enjoyment for the same work compared to when it’s done for free.”

I think that the use of money actually violates one of the basic social mechanisms that humans have evolved to make societies work. More on that later.

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Payment reduces satisfaction and performance in work

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