Every workplace and every business has processes. They are an efficient way to transform the energy of the employees into meaningful output and measurable outcomes. That’s how the business moves forward.
Every company on the planet pays lip-service to the idea that its employees are valuable and that everyone working in the business matters. Until, that is, we look at bottom-line economics.
“What am I doing wrong?” asked no CEO ever.
We pay employees to get their work done. Job retention is subject to job performance. There is a whole apparatus arrayed around that designed to remind everyone that they have “work to do” and just get it done.
Just because a process in your business goes unchallenged, and maybe unnoticed, doesn’t mean it has no impact.
Everyone makes mistakes. All the time. The difference in an organization is that those whose mistakes have huge impact are usually in a position to hide them. Everyone else below them is transparent and subject to being censured.
Most businesses start the morning the same way: people get in, grab a cup of coffee and get on with their day’s work, which varies with each business.
We always find it easy to address the things we see. The external factors. Clothes. Speech patterns. Quirks. Qualifications.
In business there are always moans about what isn’t there. The quality of leadership. The commitment of staff. Organization. Experience. Resources. Budgets. Manpower. The market.
We are gifted with brains that have helped us survive through the eat-or-be-eaten millennia that has led us to here. This moment in history when technology has made cooperation the virtue we must most assiduously cultivate.