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Integrity Moments - Feb. 1, 2010

  • 2010 Feb 01


Autonomy God's Way 
By Rick Boxx
February 1, 2010

Daniel Pink's new book "Drive" builds an interesting case for promoting autonomy at work. He defines autonomy as "acting with choice." As justification he highlights a Cornell University study of 320 small businesses.

Half of the businesses granted autonomy to its workers, while the other half relied on top down direction. The businesses with autonomy grew at four times the rate of the control-oriented firms and had one-third the turnover.

God originally established autonomy in the workplace. Genesis 1:26 teaches, "Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'"

So what management style do you use?

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