The freedom you give a new team member depends on the complexity of the job and your comfort level that she/he can do the job the way you want it to be done.
Entrusting and empowering a new employee is not unlike entrusting and empowering your child to make a decision on their own. You will make sure that the person understands the expectations, has the necessary skills, and is clear on the boundaries of their authority. Even then, there are leaders who trust people until they prove them wrong and those who don’t give trust until it is earned. It is important to know and communicate how you operate so that the new team member’s expectations match yours.
Contributor: Randy Pennington from penningtongroup