It’s no coincidence that “quiet quitting” is making waves while worker engagement is the lowest in nearly a decade. One factor leading to low employee engagement? Companies halfheartedly accepting remote work, without granting workers the autonomy that is the essence of true flexibility.
When workers have autonomy, they are empowered to design their day to align with when they work best or around other non-work responsibilities, such as caring for ailing family members or showing up for kids’ activities. They feel free to take breaks and block out “deep thinking” time.
Evidence shows that giving employees the freedom to choose when and where they work leads to increased productivity, motivation, well-being, trust and inclusion, yet only 20% of employees say they have true autonomy.
For some steps companies can take to encourage people to take control over their workday, read the full article on Medium.com.