February 7, 2017 / By Ed Hess, J.D. / Self-Determination Theory as a model for the Smart Machine Age (SMA). Check out this article on who will lead in the business sphere of the new industrial revolution called the Smart Machine Age...and how can SDT be a part of SMA.
In the SMA, cultures and leadership models should be built upon three psychological concepts: Positivity; Self-Determination Theory; and Psychological Safety. Human excellence in the SMA will require humanistic people-centric work environments and leaders. It’s ironic that while the SMA will reduce human headcount dramatically in many businesses, it will also require many work environments to become very humanistic and people-centric.