02 Dec Coerce
The The period when humans developed large complex organizations based on machines. Factories, assembly lines, plantations, and railroads were dominant during the Industrial Age. The Industrial Age organizational design was optimized to use humans to reduce variability and comply with their masters’ instructions. This fundamental structure shapes our organizational design and language today. play where we goad, manipulate, order, motivate, inspire, or threaten people to do what we want them to. Using influence, power, rank, talking first, talking more, or talking louder to bring people around to your way of thinking.
Coercion sounds like:
I need you to be a team player.
Everyone needs to get on board.
It’s time to fall in line.
We are ready to go, right?
The new play for leaders is The play where we learn from others thereby making our product, ideas, and lives better. This play requires us to share ideas, be vulnerable, respect the ideas of others, and admit to ourselves that we don't have the whole picture. Collaborate sounds like: What does everyone think? How safe is it? What do you see that I don't? .