Do companies just naturally make more money over time? Yeah … No (shaking head).
So you have work coming in and you’re busy as can be, so all is well, right? Let me ask you another question …
Are you busy being productive? Or are you busy doing things that could be handed to someone else? Think about that word. Productive. Producing. So productive doesn’t just mean you’re getting things done, it actually means that out of what you’re getting done, more is coming from your efforts. Is that the case?
It’s hard to focus on growth when we’re consumed with ‘busy’. Most business owners suffer from this because they get used to everyone holding the positions they hold. Promotion may increase a paycheck, but rarely does it increase an employee’s responsibilities to the degree an employee must stretch for overall company growth.
In a ‘growth atmosphere’, leadership must always be teaching and leading others to grow.
That’s done when business owners pursue learning, and relinquish some of the tasks they have always done ‘better’ and when management constantly looks for opportunities to expose team leaders to the duties of upper level management.
Not all employees will grow in their position, but you can take steps to encourage them to try.
As a business owner, you should be looking for ways to improve your company. Period. That’s your job. It’s a great big job! All other tasks can be relegated to others. What I find is that most business owners do not have the confidence necessary to let someone else step in. My response? That’s how you know it’s time to spend MORE of your time training your employees.
If you’re busy all the time, and your employees are waiting for work to do – your company is out of whack, and you should call me. I’ll help you develop a plan to get them where they need to be, and help you find the valuable time necessary to think through your requirements for growth.
Let’s leave our comfort zone, and stretch toward our capacity zone. What one area would you like to hand off to someone else on your team? Tell me about it in the comments below.