deimtee at optusnet.com.au
Sun Aug 22 12:46:36 UTC 2004
> On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 08:23:55 -0700 (PDT),
> Seriously, he talks about this quite a bit; his big point is that
> responsibility and power are linked. I think people get fired, *by
> their collegues*, when they fail to perform.
This is a very powerful motivator to perform.
One's colleagues are far more likely to know how valuable your output is
than some supervisor who wanders past now and again. I would say that
people being fired by their colleagues is probably relatively uncommon.
The peer pressure not to slack off would be sufficient.
I have worked in an environment where team output was what counted, not
individual results, and the pressure that team members placed on each
other could be quite brutal if someone was consistantly not carrying
their fair share. However, if someone had a reason for not performing
well then they generally got far more support than they do in
traditional environments too.
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