Thursday, January 14, 2010

What Motivates Us

Dan Pink gave a great TED talk on what motivates people, that I featured in a previous post.

Yesterday he was interviewed on Forum, a public radio program on KQED, talking about what he calls Motivation 3.0.
  • Autonomy - feeling trusted to do the work and giving some degree of freedom about how to get it done.
  • Mastery - a sense that the work is providing learning opportunities to grow.
  • Purpose - a sense that the work being done has a higher purpose that we can feel passionate about.
There is much here of relevance for the games industry!

I also recommend his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

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