As per Maria Konnikova, motivation is required to keep something remember for a long time. And I am completely agree with her(However I'll call it as interest). We remember a complete movie, all talks happened on coffee table in canteen, and many things. But we easily forget what mummy asked to bought from the market, what subject we studied in last semester of graduation (not even the name of the subject) and many things.
If I talk about myself, whenever some problem arose in my site, I easily fix it. Because I remember all the paths of file system, where what file is located. I even remember all important piece of code.
But if same thing happens in my office, I take 1-2 days to fix it. Because I need to contact many people to understand the file system, to know where I can find logs, what are the credentials for log in.
I am working on some idea. They always present in my mind. I can explain about them any time. But when somebody talk about my office project....
Everyday, I create some diagrams, write some documentation, read the code to keep all the thing in the mind. So can confidently face, understand, and explain any thing from the project.
What should I do to motivate myself to improve my understanding in office work?