Here's What Really Gets Us Excited About Our Work, Says Science
If you were to ask people what they thought motivated them to work, many would say money, enjoyment, passion, or something along one of those lines. However, science says something totally different, and behavioral economist Dan Ariely is out to prove that.
It’s time to give yourself a lot more credit: The reasons behind why we work are a lot more complicated. Or, as Ariely explains, we’re not just lab rats blindly following a maze looking for cash.
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