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Why Give Employees Autonomy?

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

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  • 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.

  • 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...

“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.

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