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Measure your employees’ results, not their time

Sarah K. White | June 22, 2016
The future of work is in autonomy. If you keep a tight leash on your employees, your company will suffer in the long run.

Part of the shift comes from the fact that, unlike in the past, workers don't value stability, because they don't expect to stay at one company for their entire career. Instead, workers have started to value job satisfaction, says Shapiro. "Not only do employees want to do something that they find fulfilling but a variety of surveys have shown that millennials specifically, would choose workplace flexibility over pay," he says.

Hire motivated people

Part of developing and embracing an autonomous workforce also boils down to the type of people you hire, says Shapiro. Shapiro says to create a standard hiring process that will help potential employees understand the company culture and ensure that they are someone who will work best in that type of environment.

Shapiro recommends hiring "SWANS," an HR acronym for people who are considered smarter than average, hardworking, ambitious and nice. And it's a strategy that has served DialogTech well, says Shapiro.

But once you hire the top talent, you need to learn to let go of the reigns, he says. "Hire smart, capable employees with leadership qualities and give them the necessary tools to succeed. If you are hiring top talent, you need to trust that they are going to do their job and deliver you the best results possible."

 

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