Few bosses set out to be the look-over-the-shoulder type. Unfortunately, many of them find it difficult to give employees more freedom within widening parameters. Yet throughout my career, I’ve consistently found that giving workers autonomy and accountability improves company morale, corporate culture, and team engagement.
Most managers know on an instinctive level that happier employees are generally more productive ones. The issue most of them run into, however, is getting to a point where they’re comfortable letting go. The key is to hire a team that enables you to strike that crucial balance between micromanagement and staff self-governance.