We’re all motivated in the same way: we want to create meaning at work. Chuck Blakeman, author of Making Money is Killing Your Business and Why Employees Are Always A Bad Idea, has devoted his career to helping companies move from the industrial age into the participation age. Highlights of our conversation with Chuck include:
- What is the participation age and why should we embrace it?
- The participation age isn’t new and the companies that have been employing this mindset for quite some time
- Why we’re built to be owners and not employees
- The differences between a participation age company and an industrial age company
- Why healthy participation age companies need the management function but not managers
- Why ownership is the most powerful motivator in business
- How to move your company from the industrial age to the participation age
Chuck’s passion is infectious, and his words serve as a great reminder of the notion that when we have a stake in the outcome of something, we’re going to care more about it.
“We have to believe that everyone at work wants to participate in the building of a great company and share in the results.” [Click to Tweet]