Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivations

Every single action we perform is driven by a different set of motivations.
We use the terms extrinsic and intrinsic motivation to distinguish different motivational types

Intrinsic Motivation

“Intrinsic motivation is when you
perform an action or behavior because
you enjoy the activity itself”.

Extrinsic Motivation

“ Extrinsic motivation is done for the
sake of some external outcome other
than the activity itself ”

Several studies prove that, as the complexity of a task increases,
extrinsic motivators have a negative effect on long term performance.

In organisations run by creativity, innovation, and out of the box thinking,
Intrinsic motivation is consistently outperforming extrinsic motivation.

Beaconforce is all about intrinsic motivation.

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Looking for more inspiration on intrinsic motivation? Browse at Beaconforce’s

7 pillars of intrinsic motivation

At Beaconforce we work to bring fun back to the workplace.

Our Co-founder, Christian Zoli explains the importance

of having fun at work in his Ted talk