Data-driven-motivation is rarely heard, compared with data-driven-decisions. Yet it is behind every athlete, every result-bonus motivation scheme.
Do not fall into the trap that data-driven-motivation is only based on competitiveness. Curiosity is a great driver. Wanting to know the information, to slice and dice, can be enough motivation.
So next time you think about motivation, be mindful of data, but trigger curiosity, it is cheaper :)
PS: this is me trying rationalising buying an expensive running watch that tells me everything.