- When it comes to motivation, there’s a gap between what science knows and what business does. Our current business operating system–which is built around external, carrot-and-stick motivators–doesn’t work and often does harm. We need an upgrade. And the science shows the way. This new approach has three essential elements:
- 1. Autonomy - the desire to direct our own lives.
2. Mastery - the urge to get better and better at something that matters.
3. Purpose - the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.