When it comes to ideas, I’m always looking for ways to build a better organization and help team members achieve more. For example, Drive by Dan Pink, talks about autonomy, mastery, and purpose as three key things to ensure human motivation. In the recent NY Times article The Secret to Sustaining High Job Performance, the author highlights four core energy needs:
- Sufficient rest, including the opportunity for intermittent renewal during the work day
- Feeling valued and appreciated
- Having the freedom to focus in an absorbed way on the highest priorities
- Feeling connected to a mission or a cause greater than ourselves.
Yes, these four core energy needs for high performance work resonate with me. While people have different styles and approaches, these are universal elements. Read The Secret to Sustaining High Job Performance and learn more.
What else? What are some more thoughts on core energy needs for high performance work?