People, to push or not to push?
This morning while I was showering, suddenly I had this thought - everybody needs to be pushed: just in a different way or by different means.
Everybody needs to be motivated; some can motivate themselves more actively, but some act more passively.
If you look at some people who always seem highly motivated, they don't need any third party to push them to do things. But they are still pushed - by their ambition, family pressure, or money (greed). Those are their driving force, and they know themselves, which is why they don't need other people to tell them what to do. But they're also "pushed"?
On the other hand, if you look at some people who always act lazy, extremely passive at work, they need a third party to push them toward achieving the goal. They are obviously 'pushed'.
And in class sometimes we discuss about some people need to be pushed, but not everybody does. Therefore, I think, a leader can choose to push/motivate people in different ways, and the indicator to find out who needs to be pushed is by "understanding their family background, education background, and daily behaviours." I think the best way to manage is to understand your employees as much as you can. Work closely with them, understand them in-depth, then you would be able to know their life-death points, and be able to control/utilise them.
So from this inspiration, I think a company should have a lot of company gatherings/parties/events to interact with employees. This is a win-win policy to me personaly. :-) Also, HR would need to be a good bridge between company and employees as well for communication.
Who wants to join my company?!! Gonna have a lot of paaaaaarrrrrtiiiiiiiiiies! ;-)