Thursday, March 15, 2007


Why some people work hard (and some don't)

Very interesting article from the current issue of Stanford Magazine about what Professor Carol Dweck calls "The Effort Effect."

In essence, she concludes that people have two kinds of mindsets: growth or fixed. People with the growth mindset view life as a series of challenges and opportunities for improving. People with a fixed mindset believe that they are “set” as either good or bad. The issue is that the good ones believe they don’t have to work hard, and the bad ones believe that working hard won’t change anything.

Take a quick scan, think about the people you work with (and count on to get your job done). Are there alternative means to motivate each group of people?

I love articles like this that help give insight into the human mind. I still believe communication is the most important tool in business, but psychology could be a close second.


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