Source | www.fastcompany.com | CAROLYN MOORE
As the workplace revolution accelerates, we are witnessing an overhaul in what it means for companies to be flexible. The conversation is no longer solely focused on work-from-home or even hybrid work. Due to generational demand and the shift of the workplace overtime, flexibility is transforming. From unlimited vacation policies to asynchronous schedules, companies and their employees are adapting at a rapid pace. With these seismic shifts it is imperative that organizations rethink how success is evaluated and implement an employee performance model that is focused on results, not “chair time.”
One of the biggest misconceptions is that time spent at your desk is equivalent to success and that people are less effective when they’re not working in the office. Performance and success can no longer be thought of in terms of face time or the number of hours worked. Instead, the focus should be on how an employee matches up to the clear expectations set by a manager at the onset. While the process is important, the end result is truly what drives an organization.
Building a successful culture in today’s new workplace environment requires trust, flexibility, and a philosophy of work based on results and not on chair time. Here are four key tips for creating a workplace that flourishes.
SET SPECIFIC METRICS
To accurately and efficiently measure results, managers must set specific and clearly defined metrics for their teams. Hard deadlines, set numbers, and solid output goals are major elements that make a results-focused model work. When specific metrics are set for individual employees it provides them with the structure needed to meet their goals allowing the results to speak for themselves as a point for evaluation.