“When it comes to motivation, there’s a gap between what science knows and what business does.
Our current business operating system – which is built around external, carrot-and-stick motivators – doesn’t work and often does harm. We need an upgrade. And the science shows the way. This new approach has three essential elements:
- AUTONOMY – the desire to direct our own lives
- MASTERY– the urge to get better and better at something that matters
- PURPOSE – the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves”
That’s a summary from a great book I’ve just read about motivation called Drive by Daniel H. Pink. http://www.danpink.com/drive and it really struck a chord with me.