If you hire great people then this applies

You do hire people to commit to their jobs with complete dedication, work hard and generate results.

You don’t hire people to give them too many tasks, overwork them to exhaustion and make them dread logging in to their computers on a Monday morning.

As a manager, you appreciate the balance between those two ends of the spectrum. But, if you hire great people (and you should), you can trust them to manage that balance for themselves much better than you.

If you hired them because they are intelligent and talented, if they care about the results of the organization, if you reward their work when it’s good, and if you help them to work towards their personal aspirations through their work at the organization, then you also need to understand that “no” is sometimes the best answer to hear from them — if you’ve hired someone great and you’ve given them every reason to want to reach the same objectives as you, you can trust them to manage their own limits.