We have all heard the saying "Work smarter, not harder." And though it sounds admirable and the right thing to say, then why do so many companies not follow this principle? Working smarter and not harder does not mean multi-tasking......................But I'll get into that another time.
I worked in both the office and from home and found out 2 key elements to be true.
When I worked in an office:
Who wants that?
When I worked from home for a different company, we had to log into an IM system to show we were online and available. We would randomly have spot checks or get pinged from the boss to check up on us. I'm sorry, I didn't know I was a teenager again.
There are 2 key elements when it comes to this philosophy of working smarter and not harder.
5% is knowing how.
And for most companies, they don't know how to do either option.
I've learned from some of the great leaders that take chances and shake things up. Every business is unique and there is not a one size fits all. But what is the same, is trust.
When Dan Price started the minimum wage program for his company, Gravity Payments, to be $70k per year, industry leaders scratched their heads, haters came out of the wood work, people said it would never work nor would he be able to keep the doors open. Well Dan Price has changed the game. Other companies started to follow suit. Maybe not at $70k per year but others have raised their starting wages. And guess what happened?
Personally, in my company, our smarter and not harder tactics are based on our industry we work. Business development and supply chain.
Here's an example of how our employees are knocking their goals out of the park for our clients and LOVE their jobs!
Working smarter and not harder does not mean a company takes advantage of their employees by working longer hours, after hours, adding extra work loads and selling it as being a great multi-tasker.
Work smarter, not harder and see greatness achieved at your company.
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