If your people are performing based on commitment, that’s amazing. This is precisely the behavior you hope for and will help the organization deal with the next crisis or challenge. That’s a recipe for long-term success.
If they are performing solely out of compliance, there’s a genuine chance that the behavior they are exhibiting could be short-lived.
As a leader, be careful not to confuse behavior stemming from compliance with that which is volunteered from a place of commitment. In other words, beware of assuming all is good – until it isn’t.
As the expression goes, “You can buy someone’s hands and back (compliance), but you can’t purchase their head and heart (commitment). Those have to be volunteered.
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