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Forget Flexibility. Your Employees Want Autonomy.

Forget Flexibility. Your Employees Want Autonomy.

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Flexibility And Hybrid Work

“Flexibility” is now rivaled in prominence only by the novel work model it is so often used to describe: hybrid work. They have taken over the way we speak about the future of work and represent new ways of thinking about the further integration of work and life.

Many diffe...

In short, autonomy is an indispensable component of motivation and a key driver of performance and well-being.

  • Low autonomy, low flexibility: I am mandated to be in the office full time.
  • Low autonomy, medium flexibility: I work from both the home and the office, but my organization tells me which days to be in which place.
  • Me...

  • Establish principles, not policies. Hybrid strategies containing policy-driven mandates on where and when to work are likely to be rejected by employees based on their inherent restriction to autonomy. 
  • Invest in competence and relatedness. Competenc...

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