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Today’s advice comes from MetricStream chief executive Shellye Archambeau via The New York Times:“I don’t think people perform well when there’s fear. Maybe people aren’t physically afraid, but they feel fear …You just can’t be as successful in that kind of environment.”
Archambeau says companies create an unnecessary culture of fear when they require their employees to jump through a million hoops just to get in the door and then still have to prove their worth after being hired.
At her company, everyone understands the importance of working as a team. Despite their individual job descriptions, they all know that if an issue comes up, everyone needs to get involved.
“I think the best environments are when you enable people to actually perform their best, but you’re still clear about what’s expected.”
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