When leaders model in their own behavior sustainable ways of working, the effect on those they lead is far bigger.
Valuing and encouraging renewal requires no financial investment. What it does require is a willingness among leaders to test their longstanding assumption that that performance is best measured by the number of hours employees puts in...
There are also some simple solutions that leaders and managers can introduce at virtually no cost that would make any workplace more humane and desirable — and, in all likelihood, also increase profitability.
The more effectively leaders and organizations support employees in meeting these core needs, the more likely the employees are to experience engagement, loyalty, job satisfaction and positive energy at work, and the lower their perceived levels of stress.
The universal fear that acknowledging our missteps will be read as weakness almost always turns out to mistaken. Far more typically, it increases trust — and makes us feel better about ourselves.