In his book about motivation, Dan Pink describes three conditions that are needed to create an intrinsic motivational environment:
1. Autonomy: Give people autonomy over what they’re doing and how they do it, including choosing their time, tasks, team and techniques.
2. Mastery: Give them an opportunity to master their work and make progress through deliberate practice.
3. Purpose: Make sure people have a sense of purpose in their work — preferably to something higher and beyond their job, salary and company.
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Hey Ken – there was a great illustration of this book by RSAnimate on Youtube –
Bill – that’s fantastic! Thanks for passing it along.