August 17, 2015
The Progress Principle, with Dr. Teresa Amabile
On this week's episode of The Innovation Engine podcast, we'll be talking about the progress principle. Among the topics we'll discuss are the groundbreaking study that led to a number of insights about motivation in the workplace, the concept of "inner work life" and why it's important to get right in any company, and why progress checklists and daily journals can be powerful tools for anyone looking to build high-performing teams.
Dr. Teresa Amabile, co-author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work, joins us this week to discuss those topics and more.
Dr. Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also a Director of Research at the school, where she teaches courses on creativity, leadership, and ethics. Dr. Amabile has spoken to a range of groups around the world about her research, including giving a TedX talk on the Progress Principle in 2011. Dr. Amabile was also the host and instructor of Against All Odds: Inside Statistics, a twenty-six-part instructional series originally broadcast on PBS.
Some highlights from this week's episode include:
- Dr. Amabile's "inner work life" concept and how understanding it can bring more happiness and creativity
- The definition of meaningful work and its importance in fostering quality work
- Some of the catalysts that managers can use to get positive results from their teams
- The necessity of celebrating even small successes and learning from large or small setbacks
Listen to the Episode
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