Performance through purpose

Fitzgerald, Jamie
August 2013
Human Resources Magazine;Aug/Sep2013, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p14
The article discusses how corporate teams can be motivated and be kept focused. It cites the reasons why financial incentives or extrinsic motivators are not the most effective way to get the most out of people as contingent rewards can reduce performance, become addictive and extinguish intrinsic motivation. It also tackles the main ingredients to create and maintain intrinsic motivation, including a sense of purpose and autonomy over their work and a feeling of mastery and progress.


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