HO, ho me again!
Recently we talked about the difference between a “God Morning Sir type” of manager vs a “Hi Boss” type? Now we’ll take this way of management a step further. Picture this!
It is a normal Monday morning and as usual our “Hi Boss” is meeting with some fellow crew members, where they work, not in a meeting room. See the difference?
Well, a meeting normally means, that people are seeing each other in a meeting room, while meeting in this case means seeing each other at the people’s normal work stations.
Are you with me? Here is the difference: in a meeting room everything including attitudes tend to be too formal and thereby limits a creative discussion. At the normal work stations, on the other hand, everyone feels at home and can point out things, small or big, and suggest new solutions. Got it? I hope so, if not, here is an example of how it could look and sound:
– Hi boss, come here and see this, says a salesman, and shows his big boss what he has on his computer screen, where an offer recently had been turned down. Instead we should perhaps have done it like this, he argues.
– Good thinking! Let’s try that this week and when we meet again next Monday we’ll summarize these new experiences. Ok?
– Yes Boss!
Fine, says the boss and leaves for the same kind of meeting, but now in the factory – well aware, as he now is, of these two fundamentals
- Regard your personnel as your fellow crew members instead of the impersonal word personnel.
- Walk/drive/fly around regularly.
Ho, ho! Continuous Improvements are about to take effect! More to come. Stay tuned!
Dedicated his full life to business in Sweden as well as in the US, Germany and Switzerland. Also a number assignments all over the world.
Experiences; salesman, sales leader, marketing director, vice president and CEO.