Culture of Intrinsic Motivation LO10110

Dr. Scott J. Simmerman (74170.1061@CompuServe.COM)
21 Sep 96 15:09:27 EDT

Replying to LO10078 --

Bill Hobler wrote:

"I think this culture is rare, if non-existent."

in response to Roxanne Abbas' wrote in The Unlearning Organization LO9990

>We must also get rid of the many other obstacles that prevent
>employees from being able to do "a good day's work". Build a culture
>where intrinsic motivation can provide true joy from working.

My sense is that many of us herein have more of a culture of Roxanne's
than not. Personally, I've evolved my business to be a pretty good
learning organization, one that builds on a high level of
self-actualization and responsiveness, and one where there is strong
intrinsic motivation.

And my interactions with a number of others in my virtual network would
demonstrate that this "culture" is most certainly alive in a variety of
places. Sure, I'm a small business (my wife and I) and that many others
of such organizations are also small.

But having the freedom to do "a good day's work" seems to be the driving
force for many of usand the primary reason we're doing what we're doing.
It sure drives some motivated people. So, if "it" can be done in these
small organizations, might'n that indicate that it can be done in larger
ones as well? Methinks the round wheels are already in the wagon; it's
just that the big organizations are too busy doing things the way they've
always done them and can't step back to see what's obvious to us little
guys! And what might we learn from all this?,

For the Fun of It!


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