LOVE the Bhutanese. They eschew GDP for GNH (Gross National Happiness). They strive to measure intangibles and to “create conditions that will allow happiness to occur.”
See hotelier and author Chip Conley, CEO of Joie de Vivre, talk about this and how he incorporates measuring what matters into his business in the link below.
A friend sent me this animated RSA talk given by Dan Pink. It’s similar to his 2010 TED talk with the spectacular addition of animation by the RSA folks.
The message: want creative, motivated employees? It’s not about the rewards–it’s about finding ways to tap into their intrinsic motivation.