Thursday, July 23, 2015
Incentives was defined in our class notes as an anticipated external stimuli that motivates behavior to occur. In the book of Endurance the promise of adventure seemed to be a good incentive to go on the trip. Each man that volunteered to go on the excursion needed to way costs and benefits of going on the trip. There were many positive incentives of going on the trip. Such as, an adventure, potential fame, experiences, and a challenge. There was also many negative incentives. Such as, uncertainty, dangers, weather, and the conditions of the Antarctic seas. The crew of the Endurance were not promised safety, but they were promised an experience of a lifetime. The true story told by Alfred Lansing showed the extreme heart of twenty-eight men. They worked tirelessly together to reach the same goals. An incentive became survival. They needed to form a strong unity to survive the trials they experienced. Shackleton and his crew may have had different incentives for going on the trip. However, during the trip they developed the same incentives. The purpose of their actions became life or death situations. If they did not have the same incentive to survive they would not have lived to tell their story. The excursion was well worth it in the end for these men. They had the honor of returning with such a incredible accomplishment.