Harvard Business Review's "7 Rules for Managing Creative People" - A Rebuttal
Go ahead and pay me poorly. I'll be out the door as soon as I find someone who pays more.
Job satisfaction is a complicated thing, and I'm not suggesting that money is the only component of it that matters, but if you're not paying your employees, creative or otherwise, as competitively as possible, you better be ready to lose them as soon as the ink dries on their updated resumes. Just because I like to write and be creative doesn't mean I don't have financial obligations and goals that require as much money as I can get my hands on. Kids, student loans, mortgages, "creatives" have them just as "normals" do. Believing that "creative" employees work for reasons other than money is fine, as long as you can believe that it's really them walking out the door when a competitor decides to pay them better.
Anyway that's all I have to say about the Harvard blog I guess. It sure was terrible! Thanks for reading, and see you all next week!
MONDAY MIKE FACT: I sometime take dumb blog posts too personally.