Re: An Example of the Undermining Effects of Rewards on IM
It may not have been obvious to them that Joe Torre was intrinsically motivated. I could see how it would be very easy to confuse an external mode of motivation (such as a large salary increase in the millions of dollars per year) for an internal mode of motivation. It may have been the Yankees belief that Joe was not intrinisically motivated, and if this was the case a performance increase would be expected.
"The superior man is modest in his speech." but exceeds in his actions."
"Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals."