We can imbue greater intrinsic motivation into work by activating the three aspects of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose in the work design. (Definitions below are from LifeHacker. I have added questions to expand upon each.)

Autonomy: Our desire to direct our own lives.
What aspects of this work can we reasonably let the worker direct on their own?
How prescriptive are we being? How prescriptive do we need to be?
What support and background do we need to provide to facilitate successful outcomes?

Mastery: Our urge to get better at stuff.
How can the worker track their progress, improvements and successes?
What gamification techniques are applicable here? To encourage constructive competition with self or with others.

Purpose: The feeling and intention that we can make a difference in the world.
How can we translate our organisation's vision and mission to a relevant narrative for workers performing this work?
How can we word this narrative to best enable workers to adopt their own version of it?

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