“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do. ”
- Steve Jobs
When employees are given autonomy job satisfaction and growth increases.
1. Strategically defined boundaries and trust are foundational components for job autonomy success.
2. Get clear on what autonomy means: it’s not the absence of accountability, nor is it working in isolation, rather it’s the ability to shape how work gets done.
3. Let employees set their own deadlines.
4. Include employees in the goal setting process.