The Vivid Contrast Between Engagement & Compliance Cultures

In engagement cultures, people are responsible for taking initiative. In compliance cultures, people do not have this responsibility. Their bosses assume it. In engagement cultures, everyone's voice is ultimately valued. In compliance cultures the boss' voice is ultimately valued.  In engagement cultures, everyone acts in mutual interest. In compliance cultures, there are more incentives for self-interest.  In engagement cultures, people are mindful because they co-create how things work. In compliance cultures, people are mindless because everything is spelled out for them.