The Surprising Truth about Motivation - Daniel Pink

According to Pink, there are two types of motivation:

1. Type 'X', which is fueled by extrinsic (exterior) rewards such as a grades or trophies. Type 'X' can extinguish motivation; diminish performance; crush creativity; crowd out good behavior; encourage cheating, shortcuts and unethical behavior.

2. , Type 'I', which is fueled by intrinsic (inside) desires: Type 'I' motivators are; having the freedom to do what you want, having the opportunity to take on a challenge and getting satisfaction from just doing the activity regardless of outcome.

    Drive

    The Surprising Truth about Motivation

    Peak Motivation Factors

    The following 3 factors increase personal performance and satisfaction 1. Autonomy 2. Mastery 3. Purpose
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    Autonomy - Mastery - Purpose

    “We are designed to be active and engaged.” [Page 145] “People need autonomy over task (what they do), time (when they do it), team (who they do it with), and technique (how they do it).” [Page 222] “Only engagement can product mastery – becoming better at something that matters.” [Page 222] “Mastery is a mindset: It requires the capacity to see your abilities not as finite, but as infinitely improvable.” [Page 223] “Within organizations, people need to have purpose: In goals that use profit to reach purpose; in words that emphasize more than self-interest; and in policies that allow people to pursue purpose on their own terms.” [Page 223]
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