Motivation is the inner force that drives individuals to accomplish personal and organisational goals. Motivation is a theoretical construct used to explain behaviour. It represents the reasons for people's actions, desires, and needs. (Wikipedia)

Motivation 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 refers to the motivational 'operating systems', sets of assumptions and protocols about how the world works and how humans behave, that run beneath our laws, economic arrangements, and business practices.

Motivation 1.0 presumed that humans were biological creatures, struggling for survival. Motivation 2.0 presumed that humans also responded to rewards and punishments in their environment. Motivation 3.0, the upgrade we now need, presumes that humans also have a thrid drive - to learn, to create, and to better the world. (Daniel Pink)

Check out Wikipedia or read more about this topic in The Ultimate EU Career Development Book.

Buy the Book!

 Back to Glossary

Tags: Motivation, Daniel Pink, Drive,