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Motivation: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic

23 Jul

 

 

An intriguing article about motivation in a recent issue of the New York Times. In general the use of Intrinsic – Extrinsic is used to describe motivation outside your skin vs. inside your skin. In the article the author uses use the Internal vs. Instrumental dichotomy. Both seem to work equally well.

The interesting element here is that the simultaneous interaction between these two general types of motivation can have opposite effects. Another important is the difference between motivation and consequences as well as the intersection of internal and instrumental.

 

 

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Why You Hate Work

11 Jun

 

An excellent article in the New York Times with a catchy but lousy title. Should be called How to create a workplace that believes people are:

  •  Are smart.
  • Want to do good work.
  • Know what’s wrong and want to to fix it.

It’s a good read.

 

 

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