In this Abeceder Quotation Conversation, Michael Millward and Luisa Pinto Professor at the School of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal, use a Daniel Pink quotation: “Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined and connected to one another. And, when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives” to investigate how removing the restrictions on employees might result in increased employee productivity and improved employee engagement.
About the Author
Michael Millward is the creator and host of Abeceder Quotation Conversations.
During a human resources career which started in 1981 in the UK Michael has held leadership roles in, start-ups, small, medium sized businesses, and large blue chip multinationals organisations, in joint venture, e-commerce, government, hi-tech, manufacturing, mining, major construction projects retail distribution, travel, hospitality, financial and service sectors, across the world.
In 2004 Michael returned to the UK and established Abeceder a provider of employment related, information, products, services, and expertise.
The Abeceder family now includes:
• Abeceder H2R a comprehensive HR software and HR support service that covers every aspect of every stage of the employer, employee relationship from hiring to retiring.
• WorkPlaceLearningCentre.co.uk – an independent, multi brand, multi format learning resources and training courses web shop
• workworkwork.works – an employees’ guide to employment
Michael holds a MSc in Human Resource Management from the University of Wales and is a Chartered Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). For many years Michael was a volunteer branch chair and member of the Institutes National Council.