Motivating by Autonomy

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When people have the ability to direct their own lives, they do better work. Period. — Daniel Pink

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Leadership and Motivation || Motivating by Autonomy || Impact Guide (PDF).

Pink, Daniel H. 2009. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. New York: Riverhead Books. Chapter 4 "Autonomy".

Mediratta, Bharat; as told to Julie Bick. The Google Way: Give Engineers Room. New York Times, October 21, 2007.

Welde, Jack. Wall Street Journal: The Accelerators Blog, June 19, 2014. “4 Tips for Leading Through the Peaks and Valleys of Startup Life”.

Questions for You

What implications does the importance of autonomy have for me as an entrepreneur?

How can I foster autonomy in my company?

What are my concerns about granting more autonomy to my team?

Questions for Your Team

What implications does the importance of autonomy have for my role in the company?

How can I support autonomy for my team members?

Tools and Exercises

Make a list of the ways in which you control your workplace. Make a list of the ways in which you make room for autonomy in your workplace. Which list is longer? How can you improve?

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