How much autonomy is too much autonomy? While some companies take a rigid approach to assigning tasks, it’s become increasingly popular to allow employees a greater degree of freedom in determining what they work on, and with whom. Companies such as Spotify, GitHub, and Google have publicized their policies allowing employees to self-select the projects and teams they work with, arguing that by spurring higher levels of ownership and creativity, this strategy leads to better, more innovative ideas.
The pandemic has shone a sharp spotlight on the need for companies to be adaptable, but even before the mayhem of 2020, business leaders had to deal with multiple crises. The problem is, despite the energy that leaders put into their work… Read More