What does moonlighting indicate about Leadership?

Deepa Nagarajan

Deepa Nagarajan


Maybe, It’s time for a more effective, outcome-focused and empathic leadership. 

Effective leadership is essential for any organisation to succeed. And effectiveness means best ng focused on outcomes.  It not only ensures that the company’s goals and objectives are met, but it also plays a crucial role in promoting employee engagement, satisfaction, and reducing moonlighting. Moonlighting, or the practice of working a second job outside of regular working hours, can lead to burnout and decreased productivity in employees. However, with effective and outcome-oriented leadership in place, organisations can create an environment that promotes productivity and better alignment, which can reduce the need for moonlighting.

One way effective leadership can reduce moonlighting is by creating a positive work culture that values employee well-being and takes into account his growth and development. Leaders can do this by creating the right goal management systems, promoting work-life balance and providing resources to support employee mental and physical health. When employees feel valued and supported, they are less likely to feel the need to take on additional work outside of their regular job.

Another way that effective leadership can reduce moonlighting is by providing opportunities for employee growth though right learning, skilling, and development. When employees feel that they have opportunities for advancement within the organisation, they are more likely to work towards delivering on their current position and less likely to seek additional work elsewhere.

Effective leadership can also promote employee satisfaction by practice of clear communication and actionable feedback. Leaders should regularly communicate with employees about their performance and provide feedback to help them improve. When employees feel that they are valued and supported, they are more likely to be satisfied with their job and less likely to moonlight or starlight.

In conclusion, effective leadership is crucial for reducing moonlighting and promoting employee growth, and satisfaction within an organisation.  

How are you developing a robust, prepared, and well-aligned leadership layer in your organisation.?