Sharing # 3 Part two Between Management and Employees.
The third area of resistance to sharing for employers is…
3. “They don’t have the ability to understand the complexities of the numbers.”
That argument is demonstratively not true! My experience has shown me
That given thirty minutes a month for “Numbers training” it takes about three
Months for inside and field people to “Get it”.
Men who work in the field understand numbers and percentages very well. Just
look at their focus on batting averages, rankings and which winning team
combinations will ensure their team a place at the finals.
The sharing of information can happen in various venues.
- Personal coaching situations
- Internal newsletters
- Departmental meetings
- Intra departmental meetings
- All company meetings
- Posted goals with weekly or monthly updates
The most important part of the sharing process is that all are made aware to what degree we are close to or far from a goal. And all are given the opportunity to suggest what we might do differently “to make things better”
Sharing as a main focus of your company culture is achievable. The result can be profitable growth.
Perhaps more importantly, when you create a positive, fun environment at work people will stay and want others to join.
I was driving through Findlay, Ohio the other day and heard a recruitment ad on the radio for a local jewelry store.
It was impressive that they were spending marketing dollars on recruitment but, what struck me was the tag line. After explaining what a wonderful work atmosphere the store enjoyed the announcer said. “We look forward to coming to work every day! Do you?”
When you create that “Better Mousetrap” the world of workers will beat a path to your door.
Next: Ask your employees – The “Reverse-Flow Meeting”