US Navy captain David Marquet liberates his submarine and moves it from the US worst to first

December 14, 2013
US submarine

We have already wrote on this blog that military doesn’t have to mean command-and-control and that it started in the 19th century. Yet examples of military organizations with freedom- and responsibility-based environments are still rare. Marines and Special Forces are the closest to [...]

Indulging employees is no substitute for engaging them

July 12, 2013
Gallup

  “Leaders will buy miserable employees latte machines for their offices, give them free lunch and sodas, or even worse — just let them all work at home, hailing an ‘enlightened’ policy of telecommuting. Hell, some of these practices might [...]

On the importance of “Why” from “Getting things done”

September 30, 2012
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From David Allen’s book “Getting things done” Blog’s note: This is an ultimate book on “How”. We found many of its simple tips inspiring (such as if you have something to be done and can’t do it in 2 minutes [...]

A new and an old manager-free companies

September 16, 2012
Valve

Who’s the Boss? There Isn’t One By Rachel Emma Silverman June 19, 2012 BLOG’S INTRO: A recent article on a freedom-based company we know—Gore—and a more recent company—Valve. It’s always interesting to learn about new Freedom Incs. and we hope [...]

A Knowledge Management Blog on Corporate Liberation

August 9, 2012
Elsua

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement By www.elsua.net   BLOG’S INTRO: This www.elsua.net post’s the author espouses the corporate liberation dear to us. He also makes a brief reference to our own work. It’s rewarding to see that Freeom Inc. [...]

Daniel Pink explains the science of self-motivation

June 25, 2011
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The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink & RSA We thought we posted already this video. Indeed, Dan Pink achieves here one of the best popularizations of the scientific work on human needs, which satisfaction leads us [...]

The Self-Management Institute says freedom constitutes the lasting competitive advantage

June 21, 2011
Self-Management Institute

Self-Management and the Holy Grail by Paul Green We like this Paul Green’s article he published in Morning Star Self-Management Institute’s Synaptein newsletter (Winter 2011). Here are few excerpts: Competitive advantage is generally defined as the ability of a firm [...]

Why people are happiest on weekends—not at work

April 7, 2010

There’s a reason you’re happiest on weekends By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY JANUARY 12, 2010 It may be no surprise that people are happier on weekends. But research out today looks at the psychology behind that mood boost. Men and [...]

Wilhelm Röpke on Why Do We Work

April 4, 2010

A Humane Economist on the Meaning of Work A possibly apocryphal story highlights the key idea of this 20th century German-Swiss economist. Röpke was walking along a road with a famous colleague Ludwig von Mises. Walking by land that was in [...]

How managing stifles initiative and prevents joy

February 22, 2010

Psychologists on the impossibility of management—even for NINA puzzles The University of Rochester psychologists Edward Deci, Richard Ryan, and their associates carried, perhaps, the most ambitious contemporary theoretical and empirical research on motivation. They argue that in order for people [...]