Summary of the Inc. article (click here for the full article)
Why we work determines how well we work.
The six main reasons people work are: play, purpose, potential, emotional pressure, economic pressure, and inertia.
A high-performing culture maximizes the play, purpose, and potential felt by its people, and minimizes the emotional pressure, economic pressure, and inertia. This is known as creating total motivation (ToMo).
How a role is designed has a much bigger impact on motivation than e.g. leadership.
The next most sensitive element is the identity of an organization, which includes its mission and behavioral code.
The third most sensitive element is the career ladder in an organization.
A great culture is not easy to build — it’s why high performing cultures are such a powerful competitive advantage.