Basic and Higher Motivation in the Workplace
In the workplace, motivation at the basic level is driven by our most basic needs: salary, working conditions, relationships with co-workers, job security, policies, and supervision. These are necessary for us to be satisfied with our work.
However, motivation at a higher level, a level which the experts say is critical for sustained performance, is driven by such factors as achievement, recognition, the work itself, responsibility, and growth.
It is said that the basic needs make us work, but that the higher needs make us work well.