What we know about motivation and drive to achieve excellence is still deeply hinged on what we learnt from the fathers of management theories. It worked really well in the era of jobs that required minimal employee thinking contribution as all one was required to do was to sit at the conveyer belt and do the bit that they did, be it screwing on one nut and someone on the next station did the second nut, onto the next person who polished, then another packed and so on and so forth. These were jobs that were critically dependent on people being compliant.