Meeting flexibility requirements for individuals within the workplace is crucial to ensure a feeling of security and comfort is achieved every day. For those high in flexibility preference, structure and order are against their nature, they need flexibility in how they accomplish their goals and meet deadlines, and micro-management is a demotivator. For those low in flexibility preference, they thrive with clear rules, order, structure, and plans. A clear to do list and activities to achieve goals are necessary to move forward.
Understanding your level of need for flexible learning enables you to create a job design that will help you succeed. You can share this with your manager and help them understand the level and management and structure suited to you, enabling your manager to design your role to suit your professional preference.