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Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation

  • Extrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivators (a raise, a promotion, a bonus) do work they are usually doing so in the short-term only. If the motivator is taken away, the behavior stops.
  • Intrinsic motivation. It is the desire to do something for the internal satisfaction of it. It’s the joy we get from accomplishing something useful, the satisfaction of a job well done, a sense of purpose, pride, belonging.

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  • Type X (Extrinsic): They are driven by external factors such as fame, status, money etc. They can often be highly successful but also troubled by an insatiable appetite for MORE.
  • Type I (Intrinsic): Their motivation comes from within – to accomplis...

  1. Motivation 1.0 - The survival instict: In this situation, the primary things that keep us alive (food, water, shelter) control our actions.
  2. Motivation 2.0 - The stick and the carrot: This system assume workers will have no desire to work unless the...

  • They can extinguish intrinsic motivation.
  • They can diminish performance.
  • They can crush creativity.
  • They can crowd out good behavior.
  • They can encourage cheating, shortcuts, and u...

Rewards usually offer a short-term boost. But the effect wears off, and the negative consequence of them remain: they reduce a person’s longer-term motivation to continue the project.

When money is used as an external reward for some activity, the subjects lose intrins...

It means having a choice in what you do and being-self driven.

People are naturally wired to be-self driven. When they have the freedom to pick what they work on (tasks), when they work on it (time), how they attain it (technique) and who they work with (team), they pe...

  • Autonomy: this is the desire to direct our own lives
  • Mastery: this is the impulse to get better and better at something that matters
  • Purpose: this is the longing to do what we do in the service of something larger than our...

Purpose leverage the human desire of being part of something bigger .

We reach purpose while:

  • Doing something that matters
  • Doing it well
  • Doing it in the service of a cause larger than ourselves

The assumption of Mastery is that people wish to get better at what they do as long as they care about it.

  • Engagement in the task one is pursuing is key to mastery.
  • To be engaged, you need to reach the state of flo...

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Motivation is a complex process

Motivation is a complex process to explain or to realize fully.

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Two types of motivation

Motivation is categorized into two basic types: Extrinsic and intrinsic.

  • Extrinsic motivation is related to external forces like money or fame.
  • Intrinsic motivation is something that comes from within like joy or pride.

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