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Dan Pink on Engagement

The recent Gallup finding has astounded the organizations. According to Gallup, pioneer in the study of engagement, a staggering 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. This means, many companies are experiencing a crisis of engagement and they aren’t aware of it. With such astonishing fact before us, perhaps, it’s time for us to rethink and reinvent our ideology on what motives and what does not.

 The Problem of Management

We have taken the term ‘Management’ too seriously! Management is just a technology to get people do what you want them to do. At the core of Management lies the ‘If – Then’ principle – if you do this, then you get that. This principle works under few situation. However, for a lot of tasks, it actually doesn’t work or might even do harm. Pink says, “This is one of the most robust findings in social science, and also one of the most ignored.”

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The Mismatch of Business & Science

In a cross-culture experiment conducted by Dan Ariely, he found out that people who were offered medium level of rewards did no better than people offered small rewards. Surprisingly, people offered highest rewards, did the worst of all.

This explains the mismatch between what science knows and what business does. Pink calls this phenomenon an ‘Economic Mess’. 

Business, today, no longer can build itself on the Carrot and Stick principle. If we really want high performance in the 21st century, the solution does not lie with the ‘If Then’ practice, to entice people with a sweeter carrot. Instead, we need a whole new approach.

What Drives Engagement?

Management creates compliance. It is good for Short & Simple tasks. However, for Long and Complex tasks, it fails. This is because the reward principle of management hampers creativity. It obstructs conceptual thinking. Today’s business yearns for engagement and not management. Engagement is driven through Self – Direction – a new operating system for business that revolves around three elements: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.

  • Autonomy is the urge to direct our own lives.
  • Mastery is the desire to get better and better at something that matters.
  • Purpose is the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.

These are the building blocks of an entirely new operating system for our businesses.

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Hinduism Supports Dan Pink’s Model

According to Bhagwat Gita, if a person is dedicated to his work  & works for the sake of work only without any fear of success or failure (Rewards), then that person is going to be certainly successful in his/her job.

Gita emphasizes on performing meditation & yoga for disciplining the mind that can be made to concentrate on one’s job better, producing better results. (Mastery)

The Ultimate Goal of life is SAT CHIT ANADA – Be Happy, live in Love, Peace and Bliss and spread the same to others. (Purpose)


To Sum Up

  • 20th century rewards work only in a surprisingly narrow band of circumstances.

  • If-then rewards often destroy creativity.

  • The secret to high performance isn’t rewards or punishments, but the drive to do things for their own sake. The drive to do things because they matter.



More Than A Spark in the Relationship


Eyes shed tears every time they look within, Yet the shattered heart refuses to cry the hidden malign. The promise of forever is a plain white lie, Forever means Convenience all changes when the “spark” bids goodbye.

A spark in the relationship is what is called love, Left alone, abandoned is the heart, when love fails to serve. A fool I was to take love as more than “a spark in the relationship”. A fool to think Love is an eternal bond, an unsaid promise to keep.

Standing right besides you in all your battles, I promised never to leave your hand, You left me when my life was low, this wound will never mend. Do I deserve someone like you, asks my deepsunk heart. And there is a big laughter, I am glad that we fell apart.

My love survived, yours did not because you never loved me, I rather be alone than be with someone for whom loving me “doesn’t come naturally” Grateful to life for untying the knots, the threads of which were never strong, True love survives and stays together, even when things go wrong!

Letter to the Soul Mate

Dear Soul Mate,


This letter is no ordinary one, but it is a connecting bridge between two hearts that have never met!  And such a fact makes this letter more special then it may seem.

It is your dreams that enlighten the most beautiful word ‘Love’. The faith in the fate for us to meet is what keeps the sun to rise and then set for me. My heart is filled with the hopes to meet you and this leaves behind an empty space…a vacuum that I try to fill with the thoughts of how you would be, how bells would start ringing once we have met and, most importantly, how happy, rather, how blissful we would be together!

But is it really possible? Does something like perfect relationship exist? Do ‘You’….Do Soul Mates exist? If Yes, then why do I not see them? However, it doesn’t matter! In my heart I know that it is really possible. I believe that you do exist…somewhere….waiting for me just as I am for you!

So I am all set, looking forward for you to ride on that horse (the black one from the movie black beauty ;p) and take me away to our dreamland…where the rest of the story would end on the note ~~

“And they lived happily ever after”

Don’t you want the same? Do you not want your Soul Mate? So what’s this long wait for? I indeed want to meet you and recognize you! I am very sure my wishes will be fulfilled!

Till then ‘Miss You’.


A Soul waiting for its Mate

PS: We may be two different Souls from different countries… or for that matter… even different universe, but there is some force, some mysticism that is in the process of attracting us closer by each passing day!

Hope that special day comes ASAP!