“If you build fences around people, you get sheep.” – William McKnight

If you get the wrong people on board, then you spend a lot of time, energy and money managing them.  You then create rules and bureaucracy to more efficiently manage your people.

Rules and bureaucracy create limits to effort and creativity; in other words, the boundaries get defined.  You get the minimum you expect, no less; but you also lose maximum potential.

Defined boundaries are really fences.  Sheep do well in fences.  Sheep don’t care much about making the world a better place.  Highly self motivated people cannot thrive as sheep in fences.

Motivate and inspire rather than contain and control.

 

Blogging Gazelle is published daily by Shawn Carson

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