Manage by Setting Boundaries With Freedom in the Middle
An oldie, but a goody.
From Jeff Immelts comments from Fast Company magazine April 2004 issue on things leaders do.
7. Manage by setting boundaries with freedom in the middle.One of the new themes as companies are emerging from the crator the dot com bubble left behind is that risk is now acceptable again.
"The boundaries are commitment, passion, trust, and teamwork. Within those guidelines, there's plenty of freedom. But no one can cross those four boundaries."
Risk nowadays isn't so much product based, the imprint sadly left by the first few years of this century is that products have to be safe. Where risk is being taken is in the day to day workplaces. Allowing employees personal freedoms to find out what works for them and how they can better improve their working day.
These suggested boundaries are a great means of getting the right mix of how much leaniance the employer should give and how much liberty the employee should take.
Hat tip: Kevin Meyer
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