Motivation: Autonomy, mastery and purpose #BlogJune

I’ve shared an RSA animated short on this blog before, but came across this one today and couldn’t resist writing about it 🙂

I probably should have come across Dan Pink before (or his book Drive), but this is my first introduction to his ideas – which make a surprising amount of sense.

Money is not the ultimate motivator, but the three-fold concept of autonomy, mastery & purpose sums up people’s motivation for jobs that involve cognitive skill and development. If folk have an opportunity to decide what they want to do and time to do it, they will come up with amazing things – guess it’s the old adage of people following their passion.

It’s definitely something I’d like to see more of – to have that kind of atmosphere in the workplace would be awesome!


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