Most twenty-first-century notions of management presume that, in the end, people are pawns rather than players. Management still revolves largely around supervision, if-then rewards, and other forms of control. That’s true even of the kinder, gentler Motivation 2.1 approach that whispers sweetly about things like empowerment and flexibility. Flexibility simply widens the fences and occasionally opens the gates. It is little more than control in sheep’s clothing.
Author: Daniel Pink
Source: The Conference Board Review
Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior