Are you forcing your employees to have lunch in office?

“My boss keeps a track of my lunch schedule and starts interrogating if I am late by even 5 minutes to return to my desk”, an employee told his grievance during a recent session.

He has to mail his boss before leaving for lunch, and the timer starts then. If he doesn’t return in 30 minutes, he finds his boss standing at his desk wondering why is he late.

Several business owners and senior leaders try to control everything. They are fearful of their employees mis-utilising the resources and don’t trust them much.

However, this ‘action of controlling everything” or mismanagement can ruin your business, faster than you realise.


A business or company is only as good as its employees.

If they feel suffocated because of consistent monitoring, they may not work freely, which hampers productivity and creativity.

Employees don’t share their ideas, because of lack of confidence or fear of getting ignored.

What’s the solution?

Avoid micromanagement, and give your employees autonomous power to act, think and work. When you give them more authority, it motivates them to do well, and utilise resources optimally.

Are you giving your employees enough autonomy to work?

How have been the results so far?

Let me know in the comment section.



Published by: Zeeshan Sajid Amin

Zeeshan Sajid Amin is a Senior Media Professional with proven record of driving better revenues, productivity & profitability for the various companies he worked with. His key expertise Include (& go beyond) : Revenue generation, Ideation, Content, Partnerships & OTT. He has participated in launching major sales campaigns for several leading regional media houses/television channels, including ARY Digital, B4U Aflam, B4U Plus, NEO Cricket, Zee Aflam and Zee Film Hindi, contributing in recent years to multi-million $ revenue generation. Follow him on Linkedin:

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