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 separates average organizations from great organizations.
Great ideas, innovative services, ground-breaking technology and employee engagement are far more likely to occur within a culture of freedom. The ability to live and work freely is a powerful leadership tool.
Creating a culture of freedom is not a program you purchase. You already possess the power of freedom. Maybe you’re not taking advantage of this organizational power.
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.
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.