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CHAMPFROGS... The 10 Intrinsic Desires - NOOP.NL

In Management 3.0 classes I let participants play an exercise called Moving Motivators, which uses the CHAMPFROGS model for intrinsic motivation. This model is loosely based on the book The 16 Basic Desires by Steven Reiss. I simplified Reiss’ model by removing some very basic desires, such as family, romance, and vengeance, which I considered somewhat less desirable within the context of a team. (Though this simplification makes the model less applicable to the crew of Battlestar Galactica, and other teams on TV.) By renaming a few of the key terms I came up with this list of 10 intrinsic desires… CHAMPFROGS Curiosity: I have plenty of things to investigate and to think about. Honor: I feel proud that my personal values are reflected in how I work. Acceptance: The people around me approve of what I do and who I am. Mastery: My work challenges my competence but it is still within my abilities. Power: There’s enough room for me to influence what happens around me. Freedom: I am independent of others with my work and my responsibilities. Relatedness: I have good social contacts with the people in my work. Order: There are enough rules and policies for a stable environment. Goal: My purpose in life is reflected in the work that I do. Status: My position is good, and recognized by the people who work with me. I told many people that I have no idea what champfrogs means. But it’s a nice mnemonic that enables me to […]


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