Intrinsic Motivation Misappropriation

The agile community have taken to Daniel Pink’s Drive with gusto, but I’m not sure that it is always with complete understanding.

The science shows that the secret to high performance isn’t our biological drive or our reward-and-punishment drive, but our third drive — our deep-seated desire to direct our own lives, to extend and expand our abilities, and to make a contribution.

Pink, Daniel H.. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Purpose (making a contribution to a cause) vs…