'I want to do that' — the importance of autonomy, competence and relatedness

Lauren Finestone

We all have 3 basic psychological needs that must be fulfilled if we are to do well and feel good at work. What are they?

In our previous article — ‘I can do that’—how building self-efficacy can support workers return to work — we discussed the importance of building a worker’s sense of confidence in their ability to return to work and perform the functions of their role. A related approach you can use to support your employees comes from another evidence-informed theory of motivation, performance and well-being called self-deter...

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Published 11 April, 2022 | Updated 24 May, 2022