Re-thinking the ideology of carrots and sticks because he said I'd liked it. And he wasn't wrong, because that's exactly our ideology in Yerbabuena Software.
In this presentation Daniel Pink identifies three elements that comprise a new way of thinking about management:
Autonomy: The urge to direct our own lives.
Mastery: The desire to get better at something that matters.
Purpose: The yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves.
This three elements, are really new for us but they are just another perspective of what we do at Yerbabuena where our colleagues, for example, can choose their own schedule and can work from home, from beach or from jungle if that's inpiring for them.
We mainly say, "Do whatever, wherever, whenever, to solve the problem, only find the best solution" ;-)