People respond to adversity in different ways. However, during the pandemic, software development teams that transitioned to remote working adapted to the change positively. And they ended up finding out, that they could achieve more than they thought they could. Terry Simpson, Technical Evangelist at Nintex , says, “Working remotely presented a few challenges, and humans […]
Emotional stress, including “stress from lack of control in the workplace or from life events,” creates susceptibility to physical illness. This was affirmed twenty years ago in a British Medical Journal article as summarized here by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Giving employees more control over their jobs does more than just reduce stress-related illness. It also decreases employee mortality. The key is empowering them to set their own goals, set their own schedules, prioritize their decision making and … have a voice in the goal-setting process.
Giving employees a chance to help shape the future of work will give them more skin in the game. It will deepen their connection to an organization. Finally, it gives them a sense of job ownership and control and will improve their well-being while benefiting the organization.