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#FreedomToPerform

By on May 22, 2014

Vision: Freedom to perform – for people, teams and organizations

Traditionally, the more freedom you had in your job, the less stress you experiences.

For today’s knowledge worker it IT and Tech companies, the situation is dramatically changes. Like illustrated, the more freedom you have, the more stress you feel. Excess freedom can cause excess stress.

Freedom to perform sweet spot

Freedom to perform sweet spot

What is commonly overlooked is that lack of structure … aka too much freedom … can cause stress.

If you find the right balance between structure and freedom, then you achieve a situation where you have freedom to perform.

This is the very quick story. It also plays on ‘freedom through structure’ which has been mentioned elsewhere.

The idea in the graph is borrowed from Signe Groth-Brodersen – but I’m not sure if Signe agrees with my interpretation 🙂