Human Spirit and Work
In the first chapter, we considered some of the roadblocks to engage employees, born out of the scientific management movement of the early twentieth century. We’ve persevered with the carrot and stick to motivate employees to give their best within the narrow corridor of the job specification. If we consider the plethora of engagement survey results worldwide, this approach has largely failed. We need a new method to structuring work. In this chapter, we look at the concept of human spirit and work and some of the available avenues for igniting personal motivation.