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When Autonomy Helps Team Performance — and When It Doesn’t

When Autonomy Helps Team Performance — and When It Doesn’t

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Autonomy And Team Performance: An Overview

From GitHub to Google, companies are increasingly adopting policies that allow teams substantial autonomy over both who they work with and what they work on. This can help employees to feel greater levels of ownership over their work, thus boosting creativity and innovation.

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The question managers should ask themselves is not whether they should give teams autonomy, but what kind of autonomy they should give them.

Instead of becoming obsessed with autonomy above all else, managers should take a more nuanced approach and think critical...

Two strategies to help managers leverage autonomy on their teams more effectively:

  1. The question to ask is not whether you should give teams autonomy, but what kind of autonomy you should give them. Autonomy is neither all-good nor all-bad.
  2. Introducing an elem...

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