FedEx Day

Resource Type: Newsletters | February 1, 2012

FedEx Day – In his book “Drive”, Daniel Pink maintains there are three elements of true intrinsic motivation: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. He describes FedEx Day as an example of an activity that helps boost morale, creativity and productivity. These one-day bursts of autonomy allow people to work on anything they want (as long as it’s not part of their regular job) – provided they show what they’ve created to their colleagues 24 hours later. See the results of Patti Engineering’s first FedEx Day.

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Sam Hoff's Bio


Samuel M. Hoff, Chief Executive Officer, started the company from his home in 1991. Since then he’s expanded his business to more than 35 college-degreed engineers. Patti Engineering has engineering offices in Auburn Hills, MI, Austin, TX, and Indianapolis, IN.