Everyone seems to want autonomy at the moment—well, perhaps not quite everybody.
The trouble is…
Complete autonomy means no influence.
If we’re serious about collaboration, we have to share power. We have to accept we won’t get our way on everything.
If we want some influence, we might have to give up on some autonomy.
We might even have to give away some power, to gain some influence, though, of course, we’ll want to retain as much of both as possible.
As with many things…
It’s all a balance.
Interesting point David. The influence must then come from great leadership rather than Taylorist management techniques.