How do you get your team working together properly? Alan Mulally saw that with the Boeing 777, there was a clear benefit to encouraging his employees to be devoted to helping each other, rather than competing with other departments. Melting the boundaries between different professions is ideal, because than everyone learns from each other. Mulally later went on to successfully steer Ford through the 2008 recession when Ford’s competitors had to beg the government for handouts.
Properly managing your employees requires knowing that people are different. People are an investment. If you neglect them, they will neglect your business. Figure out what the people in your organization are great at doing. There are so many inefficiencies that occur because individuals are unwilling to help each other.
Encouraging innovation from the bottom of the organization can help. Many American companies run on the seniority model, where those longest with the company run the show. The Peter Principle is the economic law that every member of an organization is promoted until they reach their basic level of incompetence. This essentially means that the top managers of most companies are incompetent. A wise investor does not base their decisions on the business models of the past. They understand that this is a highway to slow growth and eventual failure, like the Kodak Company.
It is very important that in your hiring decisions you do not judge based on the outward flashiness of the candidate. This is why blacks continue to get screened out of job interviews, despite their creative and artistic way of handling many problems. Be willing enough to see your natural biases and eliminate them to see your profits grow larger.
Martin Lustgarten enjoys giving investment advice with tools from the top experts in the investment community. Martin knows that many companies suffer from emotional biases that clog their growth. Removing those biases helps growth improve.
Martin Lustgarten is glad to help individuals and investors succeed using wise organizational management. If you would like to contact Martin Lustgarten, you can reach him at his Linked In account. Martin looks forward to hearing from you.