WiseWork principles and underlying beliefs

As a result of implementing WiseWork…

  1. Work is done anywhere, at any time (unless proven otherwise)
    Give people freedom and choice and they will act responsibly
    Technology brings individual freedom if used effectively
    Flexibility can be offered without compromising job security
  2. Employees are valued for output not hours
    All work has ‘outputs’ and ‘customers’
    Long hours working reduces productivity
    People respond positively to being thanked
  3. Individuals and teams are trusted to choose how they work
    People respond positively to being trusted
    Teamwork is much more than meetings
    People are more productive if they collaborate effectively
  4. Decisions are devolved to the lowest level
    People respond positively to a challenge
    Make structures as flat as possible
    Good managers don’t hang on to power
  5. Bureaucracy is minimised
    People have maximum control over their own lives
    Stress comes from a feeling of being out of control
    Technology brings freedom of choice not constraints
  6. Work accommodates individual preferences
    Employers share responsibility for the work life balance of their workers
    Individuals know when they work best
    Happy and healthy workers are productive
  7. People are engaged
    Freedom to choose how to work increases productivity
    Autonomy leads to engagement
    Encourage initiative