Get ready for some required reading. I just finished Daniel Pink’s “Drive” and it is one of those books I read that make me cry that I didn’t write it first. It is brilliant and important.

The way I know that a book is exciting is that it challenges  my thinking and doesn’t just support my thinking. Pink provided two great challenges: We now have workplace 3.0. If the ag model is work 1.0 and the industrial model is 2.0 we now have work 3.0 which is illustrated by flexible, creative workplaces that allow people to learn, grow skills, feel loved, challenged and work collaboratively. He also debunked the idea of High Performance. The nerve! Turns out High Performance is very 1990’s. The new workplace is ROWE- Results- Oriented- Work – Environment. I love it!

ROWE in practice means “each person is free to do whatever they want, whenever they want, as long as the work gets done.”[5] Employees control their own calendars and are not required to be in the office if they can complete their tasks elsewhere.

Here is Pink talking at Ted Talks

Here is the link to the book.


Ruth Schwartz

Ruth Schwartz is the author of "The Key to the Golden Handcuffs". She is a high performance business consultant and leadership coach. Connect with Ruth to participate in the conversation. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube .