[extropy-chat] Semco

David deimtee at optusnet.com.au
Sun Aug 22 12:46:36 UTC 2004

Emlyn wrote:
> 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.

- David.

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