Ho, ho me again. Now, hear this!
Stop regarding your employees as the personnel! See them instead as your fellow crew members.
I can assure you, that it will result in an immediate change of attitude towards you as well as towards the company. What more can you ask for? Perhaps you wonder how it can be done?
Good question! Well, don’t spend any more than a third of your time behind your desk!
Walk around, talk to people – your fellow crew members! And do it often and regularly. After a time, they’ll get used to see you and then instead of answering your questions politely – they ‘ll start asking you questions about lots of things, that are important to them, to the company and to you.
Got it? Good! So, start walking and you’ll soon see a tremendous change in engagement and commitment from your fellow crew members, because you yourself have shown them the same!
What benefits this will give, I’ll tell you, when we meet next. And they are quite a few! Indeed!
PS: This applies as well in the factory as in the office as in sales!
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.