Motivation with carrots and sticks …

… doesn’t work when dealing with creative, hard to pre-plan types of work. Knowledge work, yes. Much better to equip people with autonomy, mastery and a sense of purpose.

And that’s putting up some interesting questions with regard to leadership styles (command and control is doomed …), the organization and improving of collaborative work (facilitating connections and conversations through social software in the enterprise comes to mind … well, yes this needs some serious multi-pillar implementation efforts to succeed) and overall how a (shared) sense of purpose can be entertained be agreed upon be managed for? And is it a deformation professionelle that I am seeing an important place for social software and sustainable Enterprise 2.0 endeavours in this sense-making space too?

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