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Drive by Daniel H. Pink
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it was ok
bookshelves: business, nonfiction

Some good ideas, but for once I'd like to see a book where the case studies about flexible scheduling and autonomy don't involve software companies or consultants. I'd like to see an example where they motivate DMV employees to work harder to do the same menial work, but if giving DMV employees 20% flex time for their own projects means a corresponding 20% increase in the 2 hour wait time, I'm not on board with it. I don't know why, but it bugs me when authors use software version numbers, the book extensively compares old antiquated motivation 2.0 and new upgraded motivation 3.0 and I get it, 3 is better than 2.
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December 30, 2009 – Shelved
December 30, 2009 – Shelved as: business
December 30, 2009 – Shelved as: nonfiction
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Seth Great point, with which I completely concur. To truly change people and organizations, ideas and "paradigm-shifts" must be accessible and applicable to the masses.

William Powell Even the DMV can change given autonomy - see about 24 minutes in. Ken Blanchard on Servant Leadership.

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