When people suspend their self-interest for the requirements of the team their demeanour is fundamentally co-operative.
What this means is that the operator has to see the line of sight between the task that they do and the overall benevolent intent of the enterprise. Only once this line of sight has been established do we have a meaningful task.
In my experience, most people think that the reason why enterprises exist is to render a profit to the owner of the enterprise. This is however an ineffective motivator.
The success of a group of people depends on the degree to which each member of the group is unconditional in the pursuit of the group’s objective.
What this suggests is that as we mature there is a change in the proportion of the mix of our intent from more self focused in the beginning to more other focused in the end.