As a leader, is your staff working at the level of Motivation 2.0? If so, how might they achieve flow?
Two main drives powered behaviour. The first was the biological drive. (i.e. Motivation 1.0)
[The] second drive came from without - the rewards and punishments the environment provided for behaving in certain ways. (i.e. Motivation 2.0)
[The] newly discovered drive - 'intrinsic motivation'.........the state of optimal challenge called 'flow'. What drives participants is "a set of predominantly intrinsic motives" - in particular - "the fun...of mastering the challenge of a given...problem"...
...we need to move beyond the idea of Homo Oeconomicus (Economic Man, that fictional wealth-maximizing android). But his extension goes in a slightly different direction - to what he [Bruno Frey] calls Homo Oeconomicus Maturus (or Mature Economic Man). This figure, he says, "is more 'mature' in the sense that he is endowed with a more refined motivational structure."
From: Drive by Daniel H. Pink
Published by: Riverhead Books