Engagement Tip #7 – Flexibility Is Key
Rigid schedules are easily the biggest source of irritation for employees, case yet the most easily remedied. With more demands being placed on employees, patient both at work and at home, flexibility becomes a critical advantage and benefit. Working with your employees to create schedules that meet the needs of the organization and, at the same time, their needs is benefit to both. One of the roles of a leader is to be an advocate and challenge outdated work schedule policies that are unnecessarily rigid and negatively impact engagement. Employees who feel they have more flexibility self-regulate and often end up giving even more in return. They key is to work jointly to find the schedule that works for both the employee and the organization.