A sense of ownership stimulates primary work motivators.

Autonomy is, as this is, a prerequisite to ownership. Owning something means having the independence to make choices about it (decision rights). Ownership drives purpose in that others are invested in what is being owned—they need someone stewarding the thing to support their purposes, otherwise the business wouldn’t have the thing to own. Ownership fosters mastery in a similar way, where one can continue going deeper and learning to continue improving it. Ownership may be fostered through action orientation rather than problem orientation.