www.gurteen.com

Blog Post

Alfie Kohn on human behavior, education, and society

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 15 September 2002

 


Title

Alfie Kohn on human behavior, education, and society
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Posted DateSunday 15 September 2002 17:09 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.alfiekohn.org/ 
CategoriesMotivation; Measures, Targets and Rewards
PeopleAlfie Kohn
CountryUnited States

Oh my! This guy is good! What a thinker! I just discovered him below in his article on Challenging Behaviorist Dogma: Myths About Money and Motivation

And as I so often do I backed up to the root URL and found the home page of his site - I've only scratched the service but it is full of ideas that challenge conventional thinking. His website is broken into 3 areas : Teaching, Parenting and Managing. I think I will be linking some more to this guy.

Here is the description of one of his lectures by way of a 'taster' :

QUALITY AS DEMOCRACY:
Toward a Participative Workplace

Many of the familiar principles of Quality management amount to an elaboration of this simple truth: an innovative, healthy organization requires that we work with people rather than do things to them.

The latter strategy is exemplified by rewards systems, performance appraisal, and competition -- all symptoms of top-down control.

By contrast, as Kohn explains, the logical conclusion of a "working with" approach to management extends beyond teamwork or empowerment: it requires the replacement of hierarchical systems with real participative democracy.

Or take a look at the reviews of his book Punished by Rewards on Amazon.



Video Playlist: Alfie Kohn



This is a playlist of video clips of Alfie Kohn

Media Information: Image



If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
David Gurteen


Follow me on Twitter



I help people to share their knowledge; to learn from each other; to innovate and to work together effectively to make a difference!

Services I offer
How to contact me


My Blog

Gurteen Knowledge Community
The Gurteen Knowledge Community
The Gurteen Knowledge Community is a global learning community of over 21,000 people in 160 countries across the world.

The community is for people who are committed to making a difference: people who wish to share and learn from each other and who strive to see the world differently, think differently and act differently.

Membership of the Gurteen Knowledge Community is free.
Knowledge Community



     

home
back
contact
request help
visitor book
Thursday 14 December 2017
12:24 AM GMT