Getting Rid Of Hustle Culture

Work smarter, not harder

How many of you have given into the pressure to put in long hours at work (even if all of your projects are completed) and “pretend” to be productive in order to be considered for bonuses or promotions?

This is hustle culture.

Our brains are not designed for this. People are only truly productive for an average of three hours during the eight-hour+ workday.

So how do you cancel hustle culture and create a workplace with more productivity – but less hours

Welcome to Outcome Culture

Outcome culture focuses on employee results, not on how many hours they log at work (many of which employees may be checking social media, reading news websites, or even searching for new jobs).

Some of the documented benefits include:

💲 Revenue increases

💼 Attracting top talent
💡 Reduced phony productivity and “shallow work”
😷 Fewer sick days and happier employees

Shift your mindset to shift the workplace

I understand that this workplace switch is a tough one. It involves a shift in mindset from the top down. But you can implement my 7-step blueprint for trying out outcome culture in your company.

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟭: Start with a small pilot to keep control of the “experiment.” If it doesn’t work out, you can reverse it with minimal employee grumbling.

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟮: Establish ground rules that support productivity and quiet, distraction-free workspaces, such as no social media activity during office hours and keeping small talk to a minimum.

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟯: Measure outcomes by tracking key performance indicators. Let your employees know that expectations will stay the same, as will salaries and benefits.

Illustration Credit: Carolin Nischwitz

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