“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether this happens at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young, but becomes constantly more valuable regardless of physical capacity.”
Harvey Ullman, author
The exhilaration of learning something new is rocket fuel for employee engagement. A study of 11,000 scientists and engineers working at companies in the United States found that the desire to learn—the urge to master something new—was the best predictor of productivity. Scientists motivated by this intrinsic desire filed significantly more patents than those whose main motivation was money.1 Do you think those scientists were engaged?
If you haven’t experienced that kind of exhilaration ...