If you want to help people succeed and grow, give them Autonomy. Many benefits come with Autonomy, such as learning to make increasingly difficult decisions. People are also more likely to innovate as you free them from believing there’s one right way to do something. Also, it makes your life easier as the leader, as they become less dependant on you.

However, Autonomy doesn’t mean people get to do anything they want. In fact, Autonomy without boundaries is likely to cause more problems than good.

What people and teams need is bounded Autonomy. However, don’t just tell them they’re autonomous. Spend the time talking with them about the boundaries to their Autonomy to ensure you’re on the same page.

With time, you can increase the boundaries’ size as they learn and grow in their Autonomy.

You’ve got this.

Building Great Teams

Building Great Teams

When you subscribe to this series, you will receive valuable information and insights from Mike about what it takes to build great teams. You are free to unsubscribe anytime!

You have Successfully Subscribed!


How-to Guide for

Having an Impact

I want to help you improve the world around you in some small way every day. Enter your name and email address, and I'll send you my how-to guide so you can have a positive impact every day.


Subscribe to lists

The how-to guide to having an impact is on its way!

Share This