Freedom is a hot topic with my clients. Oftentimes it is the lack of freedom that creates a kind of unrest in employees. While leaders want the job done well, a lack of trust can also cause managers to over manage employees. That takes away their freedom.
allowing people to set their own schedules, identify their own way to get work done, letting them go when they need a change, or helping them shift their role in the company. In a recent work/life balance interactive I ran, I was amazed by all of the images of freedom that showed up in their desired states. Even a February 2009 Time magazine article described the younger generation of Millenials as demanding freedom. Why shouldn’t they have it?