Why autonomy matters at work
We want to help you embrace your autonomous power to influence the culture of your team. Even for jobs where it seems there is little scope to exercise autonomy about how your work is conducted, you retain absolute ownership of your mindset.
“The most important decision you will make is to be in a good mood.”Volatire
You don’t have to be an enlightenment philosopher to apply some of that wisdom to your outlook at work and to exert a positive influence on the people around you. You don’t need approval from anyone but yourself!
Here’s some valuable material to inspire you:
Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self Motivation by Edward Deci and Richard Flaste (1996)
Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul and John Christensen (rev. ed. 2014) – Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion and a positive attitude to the job every day.
Mindset by Carol Dweck (2017) – It’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success, but whether we approach them with a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.