Friday, February 5, 2010
One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?
This book is really a classic Harvard Business Review article published in the form of a tiny book. It's a funny article to read, because it just drips with sarcasm from beginning to end. Simply put, it's premise is that employees who are given meaningful responsibility, and are able to meet that responsiblity, and are held accountable will be naturally motivated. It seems kind of obvious, I guess, but it is true that many many managers are afraid to give that responsibility, and afraid to hold people accountable, especially in large companies.