Compliance vs Commitment

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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1 Comment

  1. Alhaji Modu on June 6, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Understanding when your team members work out of compliance and when they work out of sheer commitment as a leader, is critical to the long term success of your organization. This short explanation has totally turned around my perspective about team behaviour in the pursuit of organizational goals.

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