January 2013
Autonomy - Competency Center;Jan2013, p1
The article focuses on the concept of autonomy in a business context. It defines autonomy as workers determination and freedom to work independently, to make own decision, and to accomplish a certain task. It discusses the importance of autonomy in entrepreneurship where it entails flexibility and independence for the development of an innovative solution to difficult situations. The author suggests the business managers to establish clear boundaries and rules of engagement, and create a culture of trust and fairness to the workers where new ideas are accepted. It stresses out the competitive advantage of autonomy to the companies and organizational structure. Also explored is a case study about the management styles of CSC Germany, a division of the IT consulting and services firm.


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