Autonomy: Driving Innovation and Employee Productivity
Do you ever wish there was a magic formula that could boost employee innovation, retention, and productivity all in one? While we don’t necessarily claim magical abilities of any sort, at CultureRx, we’ve come up with a unique workplace model that produces the same results.
Join us to discover why autonomy is a key element to transforming an average company into a Results-Only Work Environment® or ROWE®. You’ll discover how autonomy and accountability work together to produce remarkable results.
Understanding Autonomy and Accountability in the Workplace
Throughout our years of helping employers transform their companies into a ROWE, we’ve discovered that few words initially strike terror into the hearts of company leaders quite like “autonomy.” But rest assured that autonomy, or the concept of self-governance, is not about kicking deadlines to the curb and telling everyone to do whatever they want and hope for the best.
For a ROWE to be successful, 100% autonomy and 100% accountability must forge the most powerful alliance since peanut butter and jelly. Creating a Results-Only Work Environment isn’t about tossing expectations to the wind - it’s about ensuring that each employee knows exactly what they are expected to accomplish and by when.
When companies shift the focus from where and when employees work to the results they accomplish, they begin to see powerful outcomes. At CultureRx, we use our expertise to help companies everywhere enjoy the ROWE Business Results we’ve watched blossom time and time again.
Download our free Autonomy Guide to find out how autonomy can help your turnover rates plummet as your employee engagement and innovation surge.
The Link between Autonomy and Innovation
We’ve worked hard to earn a reputation as a top management consulting firm that transforms businesses with our step-by-step ROWE implementation framework. We work side by side with company leaders to create a workplace culture of innovation through autonomy.
Consider the case of Watt Global Media, a top marketing consultant firm that was struggling to align company goals and encourage employees to share their ideas. After becoming ROWE certified, the firm’s dynamic has completely transformed into one of trust and alignment. Now, employees participate in cross-functional teams where they share strategic ideas and form collaborative goals.
When we first started working with JL Buchanan, the company struggled with stagnant business results and employee participation. After becoming a ROWE, the agency’s employees began taking a whole new level of ownership and more than doubled the company’s revenue within four years.
By giving employees the freedom to explore and express new ideas, autonomy fosters trust and collaboration. You’ll be surprised at just how many great ideas your employees have once you’ve created an environment that encourages them to express them!
Autonomy as a Driver of Employee Productivity
Let’s face it, employee stress and burnout have no place in a company that wants to enjoy any hope of boosting employee productivity. Yet for far too long, many companies have turned to tactics in an attempt to ignite motivation and engagement.
Unfortunately, such strategies can have devastating effects on your company culture, which studies reveal is far more important than many employers think. One recent survey revealed that 67% of respondents considered culture more important than strategy or operations, while 72% believed it helped accomplish successful change initiatives.
The ROWE methodology uses a revolutionary approach to overcoming your company’s challenges through autonomy by giving employees complete control of how to achieve their best results. In a ROWE, employees enjoy the freedom to work when, where, and how they feel the most productive, achieving a true sense of work-life blend.
Dynatronix, another of our satisfied customers, reported not only a happier, healthier team but a 90% on-time delivery rate after implementing a ROWE.
Striking the Balance: Autonomy and Accountability
So, how do you strike the perfect balance between autonomy and accountability? At CultureRx, we realize that no two companies are alike.
That’s why we’d love to work with your company’s HR leaders to develop a customized solution tailored to your team’s unique needs. We offer expert training in how to evaluate employees on their performance rather than how many hours a week they show up and sit at a desk.
You’ll learn to ensure that every employee understands what’s expected of them by providing clear, measurable goals. While this approach will bring out the best in your top employees, it will also root out those who may be undermining progress towards achieving results.
After adopting a ROWE, our client Suntell reported a headcount reduction of 20%, right alongside a 16% increase in customers! Check out our free Tale of Two Hybrids Webinar to learn more about the science-backed solutions offered by the Results-Only Work Environment!
CultureRx: Your Partner in Cultivating an Outcome-Driven Workplace
At CultureRx, we’ve developed an expert approach to workplace culture management that really works. Whether you’re struggling to foster employee motivation, productivity, or efficiency, our ROWE experts can help you turn autonomy into your greatest asset.
When you decide to Go ROWE, you’ll work CultureRx Master Trainers, who will teach you an innovative new approach to managing your business, regardless of where employees work from or when. We’ll work together to identify your company’s key challenges and implement transformative, research-backed solutions that really work.
Intrigued? Feel free to contact us anytime to receive personalized guidance on how ROWE can transform your workplace.
When coupled with accountability, autonomy can be a powerful force for boosting employee productivity, innovation, and retention. As an industry authority in workplace culture, we have witnessed the incredible results of the full-company mind shift that occurs through ROWE adoption.
We’d love to hear your thoughts or schedule a conversation to talk with you about whether your company is ready to reap the benefits of ROWE adoption.