“My manager expects me to be at my desk from 9 to 5,” a highly successful salesperson lamented during a break at a session I was delivering at a progressive company in Silicon Valley. “I love my job,” she went on, “but I have an hour and fifteen minute commute each way, and it’s just wearing me down.”
“Could you do your work from home?” I asked.
“Absolutely,” she told me.
How crazy is that? Her boss shouldn’t just be allowing her to work from home, he ought to be encouraging it.
Most employers still tell their employees when to come to work, when to leave, and how they’re expected to work when they’re there. Why not measure employees by the value they create, rather than by the number of hours they sit at a desk?
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