The intrinsic Learning Lab is a service offered to companies and their employees and to private individuals. We enable you to try out the radical shift from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation in practice for yourselves. It is a place where people grant themselves the freedom to educate themselves based on their own inner drive, to enjoy experimenting and to expand their realms of opportunity.

FOR COMPANIES

A new educational culture for an agile corporate culture!

We will help your employees to establish their own personal, self-determined educational agenda in which they specify targets that meet their own developmental needs and those of the company. We will support the individual educational projects online and network them within the company. This will establish a community in which employees provide mutual encouragement and support. Employees experience their personal development in the context of a company that is itself in a process of change. Agility therefore becomes a tangible element of the company culture – making companies even more attractive to new talent.

In a further step, your company can also open up its network for sharing with other companies or other parts of the intrinsic network. In this way, experience-sharing platforms are now becoming established for the intrinsically driven exchange of knowledge and ideas, push-starting a form of education that is enjoyable and self-determined and runs through the whole company.

Learning subscription

Send us an email and set up a subscription for one year at the intrinsic Learning Lab or contact us to arrange a no-obligations initial interview.

An individual learning path for greater creative freedom in life and at work!

What do you want to learn? Have you got learning objectives you’ve been hanging on to for ages? With a learning coach at your side you can now tackle them systematically. Your coach will help you to define and structure your targets clearly. They will support you on your learning journey and record each stage in an e-portfolio, give you active coaching and introduce professionals and other learners into your network. The Learning Lab is available to you at all times, either to meet and discuss things on a one-to-one basis with your coach, or for use as a learning space and for meeting other learners.

At intrinsic, all learners are teachers too: you too bring a background of experience from which others can benefit. We therefore encourage interchange among learners, for example with our learning hubs: occasional get-togethers that offer us opportunities to share our learning successes, learn from the experiences of others and improve our networking even further.

Learning subscription

Send us an email and set up a subscription for one year at the intrinsic Learning Lab or contact us to arrange a no-obligations initial interview.

No-obligations initial interview

Lab

Mission

What is the intrinsic Learning Lab?

The intrinsic Learning Lab is a service aimed at companies, their employees and private individuals which enables you to try out the radical shift from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation in practice for yourselves. It is the place where people grant themselves the freedom to educate themselves based on their own initiative, to enjoy experimenting and to expand their realms of opportunity. Is it a school? Yes, the intrinsic Learning Lab can be seen as a school, because education takes place there. And no, the intrinsic Learning Lab is more than a school and works in a different way. It is not primarily a place where knowledge is transmitted. Instead, learners evolve their talent for discerning their own learning objectives on an ongoing basis, devising their own educational pathway, and acquiring and sharing knowledge in a network.

Why is the intrinsic Learning Lab needed?

Digitization is accompanied by a massive change in society and the world of work. How are we, as individuals and organizations, being prepared for the challenges of tomorrow? How can we exploit the freedoms arising through this change more effectively? We are convinced that the concept of intrinsic motivation has a key role to play in answering these questions. People who act from their own inner drive and on the basis of their own ambitions perceive themselves as autonomous, have high self-efficacy, are more resilient when faced with the demands of a new working environment, and gain greater freedom for their personal and professional development. And companies and organizations that invest in the creative ability and intrinsically motivated education of their employees benefit from enhanced agility and strength. Work and education? It will be impossible to separate them in the future.

Contact

Welcome to the space packed with new opportunities.

Our Learning Lab is located in central Zurich and is significant to us as the place where we meet and our journeys start. However, our consultancy work and coaching have been taking place non-centrally and online for some time now, affording even greater realms of opportunity.

intrinsic Learning Lab
Talstrasse 15
8001 Zürich

Team

Daniel Straub

Daniel Straub studied economics, politics and psychology. His work has included roles at IBM, as an ICRC delegate and principal of a Montessori school. He has spent the past seven years dedicated to researching and debating the concept of an unconditional basic income. He has three children.

Christian Müller

Christian Müller is a qualified economist and journalist. He has recently been working on the idea for an unconditional basic income and the accompanying popular initiative. At the same time, he has been involved in community agriculture projects and is a co-founder of ortoloco. He has three children.

Advisory Committee

Prof. Rolf Arnold ,

Chair for Pedagogy at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern

Bruno Giussani ,

International Director at TED

Prof. Gerald Hüther,

Neurobiologist and educational researcher

Pius Knüsel,

Director of Zurich Volkshochschule (Adult Education Centre)

Babette Pfander,

Teaching Coach, Kaospilots, Bern

Franziska Schläpfer / Big Zis,

Rapper and film-maker

Dr. Christoph Schmitt,

Centre for Learning and Teaching, Lucerne University

Nando Stöcklin,

Research fellow, PH Bern

Prof. em. Theo Wehner,

Professor emeritus of Work and Organizational Psychology at ETH