How much time do you let your staff think? We mean “think” in all shapes and forms. Such as planning and reviewing, brainstorming and creativity, decision-taking and problem-solving, logical thinking and free-flow thinking.
And, yes, using their imagination, too.
Well, if it’s not up to a quarter of their time, then maybe they’re not doing enough.
There’s a rather good story told about the first Henry Ford, founder of the Ford motor company.
Ford, wanting more and more productivity from his workers, decided to hired an efficiency consultant to find inefficiencies at his company, including unproductive employees, and identify areas of improvement in one of his factories.
The consultant went around the site and returned with a list of names of people who he thought weren’t up to scratch and should be fired.
Ford took one look at the list and exclaimed in horror when he saw the name at the top. “That guy! I can’t fire him.”
The consultant explained that every time he observed him he was sitting doing nothing.
“I know,” replied Ford. “But he’s the most productive guy in the plant. I pay him to think.”
Thought has much greater power than anything else that people do. It’s much more powerful than words or actions. Thoughts inspire. Thoughts motivate. Thoughts lead. Thoughts will take your business much further than any other commodity you possess.
If you encourage your staff to use their imagination, if you free up their thoughts, then you’ll unlock a hidden power that will take your business to new heights. You’ll be surprised at what they can come up with when they let go of their inhibitions and really think about things.
And it all starts with you, the leader. Set the example and show them that it’s okay to think outside the box, to be creative, to come up with new ideas.
Encouraging your staff to use their imagination is one of the best things you can do for your business – and for them. It will make them happier, more productive and more fulfilled. And isn’t that what we all want for our staff?
In conclusion, encouraging your staff to use their imagination is one of the best things you can do for your business. It will make them happier, more productive and more fulfilled. Freeing up your staff’s thoughts and encouraging their imagination can lead to great things for your business. It’s a simple step that you can take to increase productivity and creativity, leading to new and innovative ideas. By setting the example and showing them that it’s okay to think outside the box, you will unlock a hidden power that will take your business to new heights.