5: Providing Autonomy That Works

Flexibility is a growing concern (or demand) of many employees. As a manager, you have the ability to increase the autonomy of your team, thereby enablinggreater engagement, dedication and even performance. But how do you do it in ways that are meaningful while also ensuring high quality work performance?

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Read the article based on this episode: Increasing the Autonomy of Your Team

Key Takeaways:

  • Autonomy comes in different forms:
    • How you do your work
    • When you work
    • Where you work from
    • Who you work with
    • What you work on
  • Autonomy is not one size fits all. Different people value different forms of autonomy and can manage different forms of autonomy.
  • Create the conditions for each person to thrive. Provide appropriate guidance and support.
  • Start by experimenting with greater autonomy for each of your team members. Set clear boundaries and expectations and have regular check-ins. Then determine if the experiment is working or if additional changes are needed.

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