Which is the Better Motivator – Values or Incentives?

What motivates you more? Is it values (“It’s the right thing to do”) or is it incentives (“This helps me in some way, so I’ll do it”)? Recently I’ve been reading a bunch on environmental ethics. One of the interesting things I’ve noticed is that there is a lot of research and data out there demonstrating . . . → Read More: Which is the Better Motivator – Values or Incentives?

Why Fuji Survived the Digital Revolution and Kodak Didn’t

A great piece from The Economist on how Fuji weathered the turbulent waters of the shift from analog to digital photography. It basically came down to forward thinking and a willingness to let something die and embrace something new. Here’s an excerpt:

Shigetaka Komori, Fujifilm’s boss, expresses admiration for Kodak in an interview prior to the lawsuit, . . . → Read More: Why Fuji Survived the Digital Revolution and Kodak Didn’t

Can a Health Care Reform Approach Inform Church Reform?

I recently participated in a fascinating workshop on Improvement Science that addressed how change happens in a context of systems (used originally in health care and now being applied to education). One of the most thought-provoking assertions for me came in the form of a quote from Paul Batalden:

“Every system is perfectly designed to achieve exactly . . . → Read More: Can a Health Care Reform Approach Inform Church Reform?