Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose motivate. It’s been shown, time and again, yet is rarely used in today’s corporate structure.
Pink’s presentation describes research that showed money was a motivator for mechanical tasks. Bigger carrot, better performance.
Social scientists have uncovered three factors that lead to better performance: autonomy, mastery and purpose.
Fundamentally, we feel the need to direct our own lives, overcome obstacles and live and work for something bigger than ourselves.
What would your work place look like if those motivators ruled? How might you manage in your work place?