Green Rising is an Oregon-based marketing firm that has taken a new approach to managing its staff. Instead of having everyone come into the office and work 9-5, people get to determine their own schedules and ways of working. The only focus is on results. As at any company, workers are responsible for achieving high standards by certain deadlines and within certain budgets, but how they accomplish their tasks is completely up to them. Green Rising founder Holly Hagerman says her management style involves “treating employees like adults.” This strategy seems to improve worker productivity at Green Rising, and could perhaps have the same effect at other companies. Besides boosting productivity, it can make workers happier, and also solve a whole host of other problems, including time-wasting rush hours—a byproduct of too many people having roughly the same working schedule.
Holly Hagerman's trick is to treat workers like grownups
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