If you find yourself in situations where you are chasing the proverbial dangling carrot, you may find yourself in situations where you feel demotivate and depleted.
Recent research reveals the satisfaction of doing a job well can often get lost in the drive for praise and promotion. Author Daniel Pink identifies three key factors to Intrinsic Motivation in his book Drive. Click on each TAB to reveal how Pink describes each factor.
Autonomy is the need to be in control of your life and your work. Autonomy allows for:
- Greater creativity and innovation to think beyond the norm
- Testing of new ideas and accepting failure
Mastery focuses on development to achieve your full potential. With mastery, you are looking for opportunities to :
- Develop new skills
- Practice and maximize your efforts and potential
- Participate in continuous improvement
Purpose is about working towards something larger and greater than self. Purpose helps you to:
- Know where you fit in the bigger picture
- Engage not only the mind, but the heart as well
Intrinsic motivation is not about the rewards, recognition, bonus, or accolades. Instead, it comes from within for
Where is there opportunity to take ownership of your own work and apply innovative thinking?
Where is there opportunity to focus on skill development?
Where is there opportunity to achieve a greater purpose?
Share your new discoveries about what motivates you with your coach or manager.
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