How rigid should companies be with employees' use of time?
StillADotcommer 41 weeks ago
At my office, we have two people with management oversight, and they have very different approaches. One is pretty easy-going, assigns tasks and expects them done on time. The other, and I am not exaggerating, has screamed "Shut up!" at the top of her lungs when she felt people were talking too much, has thrown things across the office, kicked a trash can across the office, and docked multiple employees' pay without telling them for checking Facebook (including the person in charge of social media). We are not talking about a factory, assembly line environment here, we are talking about people who code, writers, visual artists, basically a range of creative class individuals. I have my own feelings about which approach is more effective, but I wonder what other people think is the best approach. How much latitude should employees be allowed in how they use their time at work?
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