Active Management v. Autonomy
Autonomy has been proven to be a key driver in employee engagement, retention and productivity. Management plays a critical role in facilitating a sense of autonomy amongst the workforce. Active management is known to create sustainable high performance through visibility of performance and controls, however there is a common misconception that this style implies a lack of trust and infringes on employees’ freedom. However, when implemented well, these controls can be used to promote independence and a sense of autonomy, driving both performance and engagement.
This white paper discusses how active management can be effectively implemented in order to create a strong sense of autonomy and ownership amongst employees, while maintaining a controlled environment of high performance.