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Loosen up to Succeed

Loosen up to Succeed
free, freedom, worklife

The pressure to perform and produce results has probably never been higher for the American worker.  Workers are stressed, dissatisfied, ready to jump ship and looking for ways to find work/life freedom.  Meanwhile, companies are trying to produce innovative products and services, and provide better customer service.  Some companies have and are succeeding while others are dismal failures.

Companies who have developed a great workplace strategy are experiencing much greater levels of success.

The pressure to perform and produce should be alleviated by a leader’s willingness to be flexible with employees.

One of the greatest needs of the current workforce is work/life flexibility.  And today’s technology has never made this easier.

If you need to reach an employee, you have several avenues: cell phone, email, Facebook, LinkedIn, instant messaging, Skype, etc.

To build a great workplace and reap the financial rewards for owners, leaders, employees and the community, I have some advice; loosen up.  Company leaders desperately need to give employees freedom. Cut the rope.  Let people work freely allowing them to use their own judgment, planning and decision-making skills.

Measure results, not an employee’s skill at manipulating face time and brown-nosing their way to the top.

Kevin Kennemer is founder of The People Group based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kevin is driven by his passion for company owners and their need to earn a profit, employees' desire for a positive and fulfilling work experience, and the community that benefits when both groups do well.

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