Our motivations are unbelievably interesting.
We are not as endlessly manipulable and predictable as was previously thought.
For simple, straight forward, rudimentary tasks; the higher the pay the higher the performance.
For tasks requiring conceptual, creative thinking; three factors lead to better performance and personal satisfaction:
Autonomy – our desire to direct our own lives
Mastery – our urge to get better
Purpose – making a difference
The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: creative and holistic “right brain” thinkers, empathisers, pattern recognises and meaning makers. These people are artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers.
Drawing on research from around the world, Daniel Pink outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfilment, and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that is already here.
Kindergarten was created to meet the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Self directed activity offers each child Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose to develop conceptual and creative thinking, leading to better performance and personal satisfaction.
“Wir leben Spielgaben” is the living expression of our values. We not only created play gifts, we live for the creative, empathic experiences these play gifts provide to nurture families and communities.