Reading an Ars Technica article about how researchers have turned protein mapping into a game where humans can quickly overcome difficult challenges that baffle computers, I found a reference to this video in the comments. Basically, it analyzes how rewards motivate workers.
Based on similar discussions in my classes at St. Thomas, this is actually quite a problem. Paying people money is easy, offering them autonomy is hugely challenging and takes great managers. I don’t want to sound like a whiner, but I find myself wanting more than a paycheck, too.