Intrinsic Motivators - Explained
What are Internal Motivators?
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What are Intrinsic Motivators?
Intrinsic motivators are internal or innate human desires that, when satisfied, give rise to satisfaction or contentment.
Why are Intrinsic Motivators Important for Business?
By taking care of innate human desires, managers can provide their employees (or team members) with the following intrinsic motivators:
- Make them feel competent (give them work that’s challenging but still within their grasp);
- Let them feel accepted (compliment on their achievements);
- Address their curiosity (provide something new for them to investigate);
- Satisfy their honor (allow teams to make their own rules);
- Infuse the business with idealism (provide a higher purpose beyond profit);
- Foster their independence (give them proper level of autonomy);
- Maintain some level of order (provide minimum company rules and policies);
- Make sure they have some power or influence over what is happening;
- Help social contacts to emerge(nurture relatedness among employees);
- Let them feel their status in the company (let them know they are valued and not at the bottom of the organizational hierarchy).