Canadian Medical Association

This article by Dr. Hartzband and Dr. Groopman in the New England Journal of Medicine references the work of Gagné and Deci on the intrinsic and extrinsic motivators in the workplace. The researchers state that tangible extrinsic motivators can lead to “amotivation” (burnout). Intrinsic motivators and psychological well-being are supported by autonomy, competence and relatedness.

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