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CEO lauded for trusting employees to work anywhere they want: 'I am not a clock watcher'

She garnered praise for sharing how she trusts her employees to work from wherever they want to.

CEO lauded for trusting employees to work anywhere they want: 'I am not a clock watcher'
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Tima Miroshnichenko

Today's workplaces are increasingly prone to micromanaging, often overlooking that employees have lives outside of work. Managers who adopt a lenient approach and trust their employees tend to achieve better long-term results. u/DblAytch shared a post on Reddit that contained a screenshot of a LinkedIn post by Bridgette Hyacinth, the CEO of a company. She is being applauded for her stance on working from home after considering her employees' personal lives.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Nappy
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Nappy

In her post, Hyacinth describes a new employee who requests to work from home. She begins to explain her reasons when the CEO interjects, "No need to apologize and I don't need to know the details." She then highlights how her employees would potentially have to work under many different conditions and timings. The CEO wrote, " I don't need to know you will be late because of a doctor's appointment or you are leaving early to attend to a personal matter."

She acknowledged the profound fact that employees work at varying paces. Employees should be treated like adults who were well aware of how they got work done. Hyacinth explained, "It's sad how we have infantilized the workplace so much that employees feel the need to apologize for having personal lives." The CEO emphasized how she was not a "clock watcher" and that she trusted her employees to do their work.

Image Source: LinkedIn | Brigette Hyacinth
Image Source: LinkedIn | Brigette Hyacinth

She concluded her post by emphasizing the incredible benefits of flexible work patterns for the future. Readers wholeheartedly agreed with Hyacinth’s perspective, sharing their thoughts in the comments section. u/jrm70210 said, "I'm a manager (I know it sucks, but it is what it is), and this is how I treat my people. If you get your job done, don't get a ton of complaints, and don't cost the company a bunch of money, then I will let you work from the moon if it makes you happy."

Image Source: Reddit | u/zoebud2011
Image Source: Reddit | u/zoebud2011
Image Source: Reddit | u/Thelisto
Image Source: Reddit | u/Thelisto

u/jenkag highlighted, "This is the correct stance. If you're going to fire me, let it be because I didn't do my job well enough or meet quotas or whatever. Don't base it on the number of hours I appeared at the office." Another employee, u/Embarassed_Flan_869, commented, "My boss is like this. I'm remote and have unlimited sick time. If I need to take a sick day, I send an email. If I have a doctor's appointment, I just go. Doesn't care. I have goals I need to hit. That's it."

Image Source: TikTok | @thatvirgo_69
Image Source: TikTok | @thatvirgo_69

Effective team management can make a significant difference in any organization. TikTok user @thatvirgo69 posted a video that documented how she managed a MOD pizza. She undertakes what is popularly known as "gentle parenting" towards her employees to ensure that they do not walk out on her. In the clip, she was seen going around the workplace and complimenting all of her employees who were working.

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