Episode 5

Motivating your mojo


September 26th, 2021

42 mins 37 secs

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About this Episode

This week, Stephen and Liliana talk mojo, and finding intrinsic motivation where it feels like none is available. Stephen shares his passion for the Frisbee, and Liliana describes her yoga practise and her love of rollerblading.

The main topic for discussion is intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation: doing things because we're satisfied by the task rather than because we expect a reward. Drawing on evidence from past experiments, Stephen lays out three steps organisations can take to instil a greater sense of autonomy.