Mechanized attempts to measure and control employee output are attempts to compensate for poor relational management. A great leader will trust and communicate with the people they lead, so they don’t need to “check” and control. Then the process becomes one of supporting, encouraging, and appreciating. That’s you get sustainable 10x growth.
I listened to the HIBT podcast episode with Yvon Chouinard, the founder, CEO, and 100% owner of Patagonia, a company with nearly one billion dollars in annual revenue. He spends half the year offline, fly fishing at Jackson Hole. How does he do this? He knows how to empower and delegate.