“Experienced self-starter.” “Highly motivated.” “Results-oriented.”
I find it utterly bewildering that these are the characteristics managers claim to value, yet so many still insist on monitoring their employees’ minute-by-minute productivity.
Limiting internet access. Requiring that everyone arrive at the same time. Tracking every second of paid time-off. These things don’t increase productivity.
You know what does?
Engaged professionals who are not bogged down by arbitrary and insulting administrative policies.
Stop assuming that your team’s default position is to slack off and take advantage.
You’ve hired responsible, educated adults. Treat them that way.