The Power of Good Work

Fast Company has posted a fascinating portrayal of the General Electric jet engine plant in Durham, North Carolina. What makes the story fascinating is the uniquely flat hierarchical structure of GE Durham and the amazing productivity unleashed by making employees responsible for their work. “The techs at GE/Durham have challenging jobs that matter, they have a degree of control over their work that is almost unprecedented, they adhere to demanding performance standards, they receive the training and support that they need to do the best work they can–and, as a result, they do just that.”