Season 1 Episode 3: Creating Motivation at Work

…it’s hard to imagine a motivating purpose that doesn’t impact another person. I think we are wired to care about other people.

In this episode, we share some of the research into what leads to motivation and engagement at work. Many in the Humanizing Work community will be familiar with Dan Pink’s work summarizing the research here. We’ll go more broadly here, all the way back to McGregor’s Theory X & Y, Self-Determination Theory, Pink, Doshi & McGregor’s Primed to Perform, and more.

And if you’re thinking: “Wait, there’s so much to focus on, what’s really important here?”, we’ll help you out by drawing a few patterns across all of the research and, most importantly, what you can do to increase your own motivation, regardless of the context around you.

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