Freedom to operate or function at work is one of the best motivators for most people to not only perform well, but also to stay with a company for a longer duration. Do you agree? Do share your comments. I would be happy to read what you have to say about this topic.
I met a friend this evening over tea and we ended up discussing how different countries encourage different workplace cultures. We both talked about how freedom from a restrictive workplace culture — such as an organization’s expectation of you to work for a set number of hours, the limitation to allow you to work from the location of your choice, the environment that demands you to be always available for work — can be so important to a person’s aspirations to perform well and to do good. A trusting environment not only ensures the workforce feels respected, but also that they feel more inclined to be loyal to the business that is helping them lead a good quality of life.
Companies that allow trust and empathy to thrive will certainly attract better talent than the organizations that encourage control.
There are companies which are progressive and change with the times to offer the new workforce an environment that helps them to express more, do better, and work passionately. We need more such workplaces. Life is short and precious — let everyone enjoy their share : )