Presence-based Vs output-based management models

Most organizations utilize either the remote working system or a traditional working system. A remote working system means that employees can work outside a conventional office setting, and you can connect with other employees from all over the world. However, in the traditional working setting, employees have fixed working hours, and it is difficult for them to connect with other employees in different countries. Generally, employers who allow their employees to work remotely use output-based management, while those who have a traditional working system use presence-based management.

Outcome-based management system

In this management model, the management majorly focuses on achieving results and its employees’ performance. This management system works to ensure that projects at work follow set quality criteria such as relevancy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The leaders have a structured and logical model that allows employees to identify results and other inputs to achieve the desired results. Besides focusing on budgets and regular implementation of activities, output-based management enables the company to focus on results. When companies focus on their expected outcomes, they can understand the value of their work.

Presence-based work systems

Presence-based management refers to the traditional practices adopted in the office. In such management models, leaders require a certain level of output within a specified period. Also, you have to work from the office, and you should work with a team. Presence-based work systems work for teams working towards building physical products.

Difference between presence-based vs. outcome-based work systems

Output-based management works best for most people because it does not require you to report to the office every day. Although you will still need to work eight hours every day, it reduces boredom and monotony, acting as motivation for most employees. Employers will always expect you to deliver good results, and you should add value to your team. All you need in an outcome-based work system is a good Wi-Fi connection, attending your meetings, and contributing positively to your team.

Unlike in presence-based systems, outcome-based managers have immense faith in their employees and do not believe in controlling them. However, in the presence-based management system, managers believe that employees need micro-managing to perform. Employees also lack flexibility in presence-based work systems, which can cause fatigue and boredom. However, outcome-based working systems offer flexibility, which increases happiness and allows employees to focus on output.

These approaches focus on the skills, personality, and employees’ ability to work remotely or in an office setting. Finally, for both management models to work effectively, managers need to cultivate a good working relationship with their employees.

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