Motivation is our reason for acting in a particular way – a motor for action.

Motivation and particularly Intrinsic motivation is at the core of the Beaconforce framework. It’s important to realize that you are the only one who can motivate yourself. Our framework does not seek to educate organizations on how they can motivate you, because they can’t. However, it is possible to create an environment where you have the available resources and capabilities to realize your own motivation. That’s what Beaconforce is all about.

Two Types of Motivation

Which of these motivations are most prominent in your workplace?

Companies commonly use extrinsic motivators to increase performance, but it’s been scientifically shown that in jobs involving complex job skills, extrinsic motivators might increase short-term performance, but negatively impact performance in the long-term.

Intrinsic Motivation

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

Extrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic motivation is motivation coming from some external benefit like a promotion or a raise rather than the activity itself.

A High Level of Skills

In today’s working environment, many of us work with high complexity tasks involving creativity, problem-solving, and focus on interpersonal skills, and unfortunately, extrinsic motivation does not work well for this type of work.

Intrinsic motivation spurs creativity and encourages learning and continuous improvement. It flourishes in environments that allow you to work with pleasure and have fun for the love of your work, and not for some external award.