If a manager suggests promoting an employee solely because they work long hours, it’s a missed opportunity. Focus on the big picture. Emphasize promotions based on the impact an employee has made. Does their work drive results? If an employee delivers exceptional outcomes while working a flexible schedule, that deserves recognition! They are demonstrating outstanding value.

In today’s knowledge-driven economy, prioritize achievements over the number of hours logged. This is particularly crucial in creative industries. Focus on what an employee contributes, not solely on the amount of time they spend at their desk. Performance should be evaluated based on results, not clock-watching.