The self determination theory (SDT) as mentioned by Daniel Pink in his book Drive, states that for human beings to be INTRINSICALLY MOTIVATED the following three psychological needs have to be met at a bare minimum..
- Sense of AUTONOMY is what we do
- Gaining of COMPETENCE in the work we do
- Feeling of RELATEDNESS with each other since human beings inherently crave for human bonds
Thus be it a employee, employer or leader the sense of intrinsic motivation which is so necessary for unleashing creativity can only be triggered when all these 3 psychological needs are met.