4. Martela and Ryan (2016) conducted a study in which they examined the impact of helping others with whom one would never come into direct contact. All participants played a fun computer game. Half were told that high scores would result in automatic donations of rice to the needy while the other half simply played the game. Results of this study suggest that:


It takes intensive, long-term training to teach managers to be more autonomy supportive.

While interventions tend to help some employees increase their well-being, such interventions rarely have a recognizable company-wide impact

Evidence suggests that just a few weeks of training can increase the autonomy support provided by managers and in turn increase employee job satisfaction.

SDT interventions often involve increasing the pay of employees in order to increase their motivation and productivity.