How do we incentivize people? Not with more money.
This video is fairly long, so here's a summary.
Money is not a good motivation once a person is making enough money to live comfortably. After that, it's factors like autonomy, mastery, and purpose that motivate people.
When people are given free time to autonomously create things, even if it's challenging for them, and if they have a sense of purpose while working, people tend to be more productive than if they were paid money to do so.
If this seems interesting, please watch the video! How do you think we should restructure the incentive system to allow more people to have more autonomy? Or allow people to pursue mastery? How can we help people do things that feel purposeful?