To avoid these consequences, managers must stop viewing management as the job of using people to achieve a result.
Paying people puts bums on seats, it does not engage hearts and minds. Leadership skills engage hearts and minds.
In the Broadest sense, there are two kinds of people, or perhaps better, two “ways of being”. Competitive or Cooperative.
A purpose driven business is a business that sincerely pursues a Benevolent Intent. It is clear that a business which claims to be there to serve its market would trade very differently from a business that is there purely to enrich owners.
There are obvious benefits to giving employees more autonomy in the workplace. Greater engagement, more accountability, greater job satisfaction, etc. are all possible benefits.