How important to motivation is the Group in conductive education?
" The traditional view of motivation was individualistic. Humans were deemed to be rational maximisers of self-interest. If you want someone to do something, pay them. If you want them to try harder, increase the size of the bonus. This remains the dominant paradigm in business and, indeed, economic theory"
"We are belatedly discovering, however, that humans are not economic automatons. We are not interested merely in self-enrichment. We are also social animals. Research by Greg Walton of Stanford University (supports this)"
"As Walton has put it: 'When I think about motivation, what makes people work hard, what makes them stay up really late, I don't just think about the individual incentives. I also think about the relationships. People feel connection to others - to teachers, to peers, to co-workers - and this connections, and the understanding of what is happening within the fabric of those relationships is crucial to creating meaning in that work, and carrying through the collective effort."
So having considered this, especially perhaps the very last sentence quoted, how important to motivation is the Group in conductive education?
Source: The Times. 3 October 2018. "I felt empty winning tournaments on my own. But this was so great." Matthew Syed interviews Thomas Bjorn who led Europe to Ryder Cup victory over the USA.