Everything happens for a reason. Why not have a reason to operate the company the way you do?
By providing the who, what, when, where, why and how to your team, you open doors to rooms you never knew existed.
Some of the benefits include:
- A higher level of trust.
- New found motivation.
- Self driven blue-chip leaders.
So many companies hire people without a clear definition of what their job description is. At best you have a title that does not correlate with the specific tasks that must be accomplished.
Where’s the direction?
How can you expect someone to perform at maximum effort when they don’t know what success looks like.
When people have specific criterion complemented with direction and understanding they’re able to perform with much more efficiency.
It’s also an opportunity for you to set the barometer to the gold standard.
Think about it, evaluating your team according to their duties can bring out a fun and predictive culture for years to come. You’re now basing reviews objectively and not on how you’re feeling today. The key word is objectively.
I personally believe you should have “providing logic” document for each position.
It’ll save you a few headaches along the way.
The what’s what
- The Who: Who’s responsible
- The What: The task
- The When: Timing and frequency
- The Where: Where you can locate the tools to complete the task
- The Why: The reason why it needs to be completed (dependencies)
- The How: The way to start the task
It’s a clear cut explanation of what needs to be accomplished by whom and more.
Not only does it help your team, it helps you find the logic in your own well designed system.
If you cannot logically explain your own creation, how can you expect someone else to?
The answer; you cannot.
In addition, it helps managers do their job more effectively by having a keen understanding of the business and the processes.
Knowledge is Power
The growth of each individual is a requisite to build future leaders of your company, their families and the world.
I know what you’re thinking.
“Something like this will take too much time away from the other important things I have to do in my company”.
Answer this, how long would it take before team members start to walk out on you because they lack direction and feel inadequate?
In my opinion, that’s the true cost of time.
This is something that cannot be delegated and must be completed by the leader.
So, give your team the knowledge, power and connectivity needed to help them and the company grow into something more than it was yesterday.
Provide logic and own the Day!