I make a point to watch one TED talk per week and last night it was Tom Chatfield’s – 7 ways games reward our brain which served as an inspiration for this post. It’s really fascinating if we get to thinking, what really motivates people to spend staggering amounts of time (and money) playing games in search of imaginary treasures in virtual worlds. The surprising thing is that there is almost no extrinsic motivation at all. On the other hand, many organizations fail to effectively harness employees motivation despite both intrinsic and extrinsic motivational elements in check. Why?