Freedom is a topic we should discuss and encourage more with leaders in the workplace. Innovation thrives within an environment of freedom. The presence of this crucial ingredient, freedom, separates the average from the great company.
Great ideas, innovative services, ground-breaking technology, etc. are far more likely to occur in environments of freedom. The ability to live and work freely is a powerful leadership tool.
Freedom is not a program you purchase. You already possess it. You are just not taking advantage of this gift.
Are your employees afraid to step out and take initiative? Maybe you have evaluated employees on their resistance to take initiative. Yet, have you considered a culture of freedom does not exist in your company, division or department? Do you run a tight operation where everything starts and ends with you?
Most of the areas where I help clients, including freedom to work and live, do not cost anything to implement. Freedom is not a program you purchase. You already possess it. You are just not taking advantage of this gift.
Your leaders will be willing to loosen up and allow freedom in their workplaces as long as the top executive leadership has also committed to providing an atmosphere of freedom.