fear as a motivator

management could use fear as a motivator (one of his examples was the “fear of losing one’s job” – since management is the one gives that impression I went off of that). I am amazed we would still have this discussion! Fear is destructive. Several posters responded that it can work in the short term (you may make a quarterly goal, etc.) but long term it won’t work. I heartily disagree. Making a quarterly goal is not “working”. You have no idea what might have been done to make that goal out of fear – corners cut, quality reduced, morale decimated. Another poster responded that “strict” leaders are not leaders, they are bullies. Hear! Hear! Leaders/managers inspire, encourage, and support. A climate of fear has no place in an organization.]]>

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