Punished By Rewards | Quote 00274

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Given that rewards can undermine interest, the last thing we ought to be providing is more of the same. Promising a reward to someone who appears unmotivated— or demotivated— is like offering salt water to someone who is thirsty: it’s not the solution; it’s the problem.

Quote ID: 00274


Alfie Kohn


Punished By Rewards

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