Tip #484: How to Get Employees into Flow- A Motivational Model

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“At 211° F water is hot. At 212° F it boils. With boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. It’s the One Extra Degree that makes all the difference.” Mac Anderson

When employees work in order to gain something else, they are operating from an extrinsic, or external, motivation. For example, employees may first come to a job simply to get a paycheck (an extrinsic reason).

However, if the employees feel valued, have sufficient challenge, and are successful in the job, they may start to come to work because they feel good about the job itself (an intrinsic reason). Employees have intrinsic motivation when they receive satisfaction from the work itself.

Converting extrinsic employee motivation to intrinsic … Read the rest