Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A “Drive” : The surprising truth of what motivates us ! Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose!

Today, I got a video to see from a friend and thought to post it with collective details on Motivation!

A Brilliant visualization by Cognitive Media , you must see it!

Adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, this illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.
Recent research reveals that when creative thinking is part and parcel of your job description, external motivation just doesn’t work. The year-end bonus, the promotion, the basic dangled carrot approach – these things don’t inspire better performance.

What really gets creatives fired up is, well, ourselves. That is, intrinsic motivation. If we can imagine an achievement, see ourselves progressing toward that goal, and understand that we are gaining new skills and knowledge, we will be driven to do great work.

 Supercharge yourself. Think, talk and work more creatively.


Each employee and Employer should see it! This is what we call talent, what a drive it is! An artist is doing a tremendous job.
In these days of diminishing attention spans, the videos is one that can hold my attention for more than 5 minutes. Brilliant speaker, fantastic interpretations.

Few Collected Factors:


The freedom to run your business activities as you wish; the opportunity to "be your own boss”

  • Do you ever feel restricted?
  • Do you feel overcome by rules and red tape?
  • Do you often feel in disagreement with superiors?


The rewards you get for doing a job well, such as being singled out in a publication or speech.

  • How important is winning to you?
  • How do you feel when others receive recognition?
  • Do you go out of your way to win awards?


The feeling that you get from successfully accomplishing a job, overcoming obstacles and obtaining goals

  • Is your performance relative to your effort?
  • How do you feel when you have completed a task?
  • What kind of goals do you set for yourself?


The amount of time that you have free to use as you wish, and the degree of enjoyment that you get from this time
  • Do you find yourself neglecting things?
  • Have you postponed a desired activity?
  • Do you really enjoy your leisure me?


The sense of control that you believe you have over your destiny and the destiny of others; your ability to influence or direct the behavior of others

  • Do you feel that you have control over your destiny?
  • Do people tend to lean on you, ask for your approval?
  • Do you find yourself doing things you'd rather not do?


The respect accorded you by your peers and by business or community associates; how others feel you compare with your peers

  • Is prestige important to you?
  • Do others tend to hold you in esteem?
  • Do you find yourself performing to gain esteem?


The amount of personal financial income provided by your job

  • Are you proud of what you earn?
  • Do you tend to talk about money or how you spend, save, or invest it?


The constant feeling or need to show continuing improvement in your job performance

  • Do you feel guilty about not exerting enough effort?
  • Do you continually feel that you must do more?
  • Do you require continual motivation from superiors?


Your feeling of self-worth; how you feel you measure up to your peers

  • Are you confident that you do as well as you can?
  • Do you feel guilty about poor performance?
  • Are you satisfied with your performance?


The amount and quality of family activities in which you engage

  • Do you spend enough time with your family?
  • Is the time you do spend meaningful?
  • Do family members talk about the time you spend with them?


The certainty that you feel of maintaining your position; the feeling that tomorrow will be at least as good as today

  • Is job security important to you?
  • Are you afraid to try something new?
  • Do you do things that tend to secure your job?


The feeling of growing as an individual or becoming more competent, more efficient—a better person

  • Do you think that you have grown over the past year?
  • Do you do specific things that result in improvement?
  • Do you have plans for doing more?
Now that you've prioritized this list, you should have a clearer idea of what motivates you at work. It's not just money, is it?

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Gunjan Hathi said...

Thanks Jay for sharing very informative video.

Er. Jay -Think Different- Vora said...


Naresh Soni said...

Just one word "Awesome"