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When Employees Are Paid to Help Each Other, They Are Less Likely To Lean In: A Performance Paradox

We’ve looked at the competition paradox , the empowerment paradox and the collaboration paradox within this Performance Paradox series.   But as you may recall there are 4 paradoxes standing in the way of employees becoming true enterprise contributors, and achieving that breakthrough performance organizations want. The fourth is the motivation paradox, balancing financial rewards without crowding out intrinsic […]

16 July 2014

Employees Need Coworker Input, but Still Need to Meet Deadlines: A Performance Paradox

We’ve looked at the competition paradox and the empowerment paradox within the first two posts of the Performance Paradox series.   But as you may recall there are 4 paradoxes standing in the way of employees becoming true enterprise contributors, and achieving that breakthrough performance organizations want.  The third is the collaboration paradox, balancing input from teams with speed of […]

9 July 2014

Providing Employees Empowerment and Direction: A Performance Paradox

In the first blog post of our Performance Paradox series, we managed the competition paradox, navigating the tension between individual contribution and cooperation to achieve business outcomes.  But as you may recall there are 4 paradoxes standing in the way of employees becoming true enterprise contributors, and achieving that breakthrough performance organizations want.    The second […]

2 July 2014

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