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In the past I have tended to not write a great deal about innovation. It has certainly not been a conscious avoidance strategy on my part. I just haven't continually promoted innovation as a topic with gusto. Why? Well, I think it is largely due to the content focus of the mimosaPLANET Small Business Blog. A focus of help with implementing strategies and tactics for improved business results (more help for the average small business owner than advice for the 1 in 100,000,000 entrepreneur who will change the world). But, innovation and change are important and today I want to talk about making innovative ideas and vision come to life. I want to talk about making BIG CHANGE happen in your small business and specifically how to overcome those resisting change. Because with BIG change you can yield BIG increases in customer satisfaction and with it, BIG improvements in your results.
When you start delegating tasks to your staff you can free up a heap of time to invest as you choose. However, often in small business, your team will require a lot of your attention. The more team you have, the more your time becomes that of ‘professional cat herder’. Often a business owner that has built a team of 5 to 15 people has swapped their tasks from, doing things IN the business, to a group of unproductive time consuming tasks. These include: putting out fires caused by the team, hiring new team members because people come and go, and being interrupted by the team all day long with questions.
Following on from my previous article on setting goals for employees, you have told them what to do, they should just do it; Right?
It´s time to step it up a level.....
The Problem - Unmotivated Employees
...Or You Looking To Sell Up Tomorrow!
Help You And Your Team To Dramatically Improve Communication In Your Business...
Do you want more freedom? Freedom to focus on growing your business, freedom to maximise the value of the asset you have worked so hard for all these years to create, or freedom to start enjoying life's simple pleasures like golf on Wednesday Morning, or 3 weeks holiday to Europe, socialising with friends, or spending more time with family. Whatever you want to do more of it really means you'll need to be needed less and less at your business. Wake Up! What are you doing every day to ensure you are not needed in your business?
Learn a quick and simple method you can use to get problems and challenges solved using all of your team to come up with the solution. Hey, this means they'll actually do the actions required to get improvements and breakthroughs in your business fast!
This may be a new way of hiring for your company. Remember this: if you don't change the system or process of hiring that you've been using thus far, then you'll simply get more of what you've already got. Here's a proven recruiting and induction system based on the following principles:
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