There is a very provocative thought at the center of this article: employees with a side gig are more motivated, more engaged and more effective in their full-time job. The author is posing the premise that exercising our entrepreneurial inclination actually creates a more positive feeling about our day-to-day job.

In some companies, this can be tricky, even against corporate policy. Of particular concern is the nature of the side business. Is it competitive? Do the work hours overlap, creating a conflict in focus? Policy on this will have to be considered carefully.

All the concerns aside, who doesn’t want more engaged employees? Even if that means we don’t have 100% of their work day.