The ABC of motivation

Why Self-Determination Theory?

'There is nothing so practical as a good theory' psychologist Kurt Lewin (1890-1947) once said. In fact, a good theory is a necessary condition for its possible application in practice.

We consciously choose one theoretical framework as the guiding foundation for our services: Self-Determination Theory (Ryan & Deci, 2017). With a history of 40 years of scientific research and thousands of studies worldwide, SDT is the leading frame of reference for looking at people's motivation, performance and well-being.

Self-Determination Theory provides a useful framework for organizations because it provides insight into how various factors in the workplace interact. The basic principles of this theory help to systematically analyze a situation and make (more) motivating decisions.

It is our ambition to offer organizations practical tools based on this theory on human motivation, so that they can also experience how practical a good theory can be.

a tool to look at reality

Chain of motivation

The chain of motivation summarizes the essence of Self-Determination Theory showing how various factors in the workplace are interrelated.

It provides a useful tool to better understand day-to-day reality. On the one hand, this chain helps to analyze how contextual factors influence human motivation, which in turn leads to certain effects. On the other hand, the chain can be used to investigate which action can lead to (more) desirable effects.

A guide for leadership and organizational development

Impetus360 leadership compass

Within our services, the impetus360 leadership compass is central. This leadership model maps the variety of (de)motivating leadership behaviors in an integrative way.

The model functions as a compass that is used after a company scan to give direction to your organization and leaders to adopt a (more) motivating culture and leadership style.

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