Brendan McDermid/Reuters By many accounts, America’s workers are both overworked and overwhelmed: Work days bleed into personal time, and some complain about the inability to control, or even plan for their constantly changing schedules.
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Companies where flexibility and autonomy are part of the culture don’t need rules or micromanagement.
"...true critical thinking relies heavily on freedom, “it’s the core philosophy” under which he runs his company. “We don’t have a lot of rules, because we believe that smart people thrive on freedom,” ..."
The key to success, according to the article is creating a culture that emphasizes open communications, trust, flexibility, personal autonomy, and a understanding for the company's strategy.
One CEO found that giving employees the power to choose their workspace is just what he needs to make them more collaborative and creative.
These guys got it right! This should be required reading for all corporate real estate planners.
"Treehouse is closed every Friday. The 80-and-counting employees work a 32-hour work week Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, employees are expected to be home, with their families, having fun, doing something, anything, other than work."
Wow. Here's a literally refreshing approach to work. In an industry that's fighting for top talent, they certainly have a competitive advantage.