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The Power of Intrinsic Motivation

The Power of Intrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation, or Motivation 3.0, is driven by internal satisfaction and the joy of doing something meaningful. This type of motivation is powerful and sustainable.

Self-Driven Engagement: Individuals are motivated by autonomy, mastery, and purpose, leading to higher engagement and satisfaction.

Autonomy in Work: People perform better when they have control over their work, including when, what, and how they do it.


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Today, we understand that intrinsic motivation, driven by personal satisfaction and fulfillment, is the key to unlocking true potential. Let's delve into the principles of intrinsic motivation and how they can revolutionize performance and satisfaction in the workplace.

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