Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Engagement Motivation Activity

Illustration of a lively office environment with diverse individuals engaging in various activities. The centerpiece features a large screen displaying graphs and charts related to 'EXTRINSIC INCENTIVES' and 'WHY ENGAGE WITH POLICY.' People are seen discussing, shaking hands, and working at computers. Trophies and awards are prominently displayed, symbolizing achievements and career advancement. The overall scene emphasizes the benefits and rewards of engaging with policy.

Summaries of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations

Intrinsic motivation Extrinsic motivation
  • Make a difference

  • Curiosity

  • Intellectual challenge

  • Challenge and extend thinking
  • Public benefit

  • Funder expectations

  • Increase funding

  • Institutional Expectations

  • Career progression

Application activity

  1. Drawing from the list of intrinsic motivations above, write the motivations that most strongly resonate for you, adding additional motivations where relevant if they are not in the list.
  2. Drawing from the list of extrinsic incentives and pressures above, write the incentives and pressures that affect you most, adding additional incentives and pressures where relevant if they are not on the list.
  3. Imagine that you are talking to a policy colleague about a task they have asked you to help them with. How might you naturally and openly explain some of the hidden benefits that you or your institution may get as a result of this work?