One of the risks of using motivation and discipline as single bullet strategies is that none of us is disciplined in every part of our lives. Neither are we motivated all of the time. And yet we rely on these two psychological factors to drive engagement and performance.
A better option, in our opinion, is to utilize design over discipline. What this means is, designing systems and processes that have such a bias towards success that results are possible independent of motivation or discipline.
Authors: Dan Gregory, Kieran Flanagan
Subjects: Discipline, Management, Motivation, Organizational Behavior