Presenter: Justin Otto
-What do you think of as "work ethic", and would you describe it as a personal value?
-Should productivity be a Humanist value?
Points to consider or research:
-The power of habit
-Past progress as a motivator instead of ranking people ("Look how far I've come" often works better than "Am I better than this other guy?")
-Intrinsic versus extrinsic motivators: money is only a temporary motivator, and lowers performance on cognitively-demanding tasks. Instead, a desire to build mastery, and finding meaningfulness in the task work better (when we find a way to set this up).
-Autonomy: Google deliberately gives employees some time to work on non-scheduled work of any kind, which ends up producing very creative projects. On the other hand, overly-authoritarian management styles can hurt loyalty and creativity.
-Fix your sleep hygiene! Low sleep quality impairs performance, whether you feel it or not.
-Cut out the noise and time-wasters from your life. TV alone wastes several hours per day for the average American. It's vastly easier to get things done when you haven't signed yourself up to a second job's worth of distractions.