We often hear a business owner say "I want to take my business to the next level, But!" Some of the more common buts go like this But, I'm concerned that some of the people who work for me don't have what it takes. They have difficulty following procedures, spend time on unimportant tasks, and have trouble thinking for themselves, let alone out of the box. And, they look to me for all of the important answers. With those issues, taking the business to the next level will be difficult if not impossible, and certainly not in the owner's time frame.
What the owner needs are some partners. When I say "partners", I don't mean legal partners with a financial investment in the business. I mean people who have an emotional investment in the business. Successful business people find ways to make people feel like owners even though they're not. As the owner of the business, you may never have a team that's as passionate as you are about growing. However, there are things you can do to dramatically increase your team's level of ownership and passion.
Here are some ways to make that happen:
- Conduct Joint Planning & Goal Setting