A recent E-Myth blog on optimising employee performance caught my eye. It made reference to employee ‘ownership’, a subject that is very close to our hearts at K&H.
However, this was about ownership in the sense of getting employees to take ownership of their roles and to be fully committed to doing their best for the company and for themselves.
The E-Myth blog sets out eight rules, which can be summarised as:
- Establish clear agreements about what work is to be done, and how and when it is to be done
- Clear communication
- Employee responsibility for their tasks and outcomes
- Immediately report changes to what has been agreed
- Give people space – don’t undermine them by looking over their shoulder the whole time
- Have regular check-ins
- Build the working relationship on trust
- No exceptions to these rules!
Much of this is very similar to the message of Kenneth Blanchard’s book The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey (part of the One Minute Manager series of books).
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