Valve Corporation Motivation and Leadership

Please read the Valve case study. The case study provides an overview of the "management model" at Valve, a highly successful gaming company. As you will see, it is an unorthodox model characterized by having no "managers" and giving employees enormous freedom in choosing what projects to work on.

1. Which forms of motivation does Valve emphasise? Please provide some examples. (Maximum word count: 200 words)

2. What is likely to happen to Valve's management model as the company grows? Please provide some examples. (Maximum word count: 200 words)

3. Using the language of this course, how would you describe the way decisions are made in Valve? Please provide some examples. (Maximum word count: 100 words)

4. Using the language of this course, how would you describe the way activities are coordinated in Valve? Please provide some examples. (Maximum word count: 100 words)

5. a) Do you think Valve's unusual model provides useful insights for a large software company like Microsoft, in terms of how it should be managed? And
b) how might a company like Microsoft make use of these insights? (Maximum word count: 200 words)

6. What are the biggest strengths of Valve's approach to coordination? (Maximum word count: 200 words)

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