A recent Harvard Business Review article illuminated three ways to motivate change. http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2009/06/the-best-way-to-change-a-corpo.html
The carrot and stick approach (while still popular) may work temporarily but it depends on fear, control, force, guilt, lack and an external authority to work. It ultimately thwarts optimal performance and isn't sustainable!
Inspiring change and igniting human potential is more like an invitation than a command. It is about enabling conscious choice and bringing out the best in each other. Vision motivates. Accountability empowers. Camaraderie laughs. Alignment calms. Purpose energizes. Trust cultivates. Conflict illuminates.
What carrots or sticks are no longer working on your team? Where can you apply the peas solution?
Thanks Lyndee for the resource!