Monday, May 24, 2010

What motivates programmers?

Watch this amazing lecture. It's only 10 minutes, but if you don't have that much time, at least go to 5:40.

According to many experiments, for cognitive tasks, the main factors for better performance (and, incidentally, personal satisfaction) are:
  • Autonomy
  • Mastery
  • Purpose
It applies to everyone, but especially to programmers, since programming is a highly creative task.

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