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Get Your Hands Dirty!

February 6, 2013

Daily ReadGet Your Hands Dirty!

Do you want to gain a deep understanding of your company? Have more motivated employees? Scale your operation effectively? Here’s a strategy for achieving all those things: Take every position in your company from janitor to marketer, and do the job for at least a few days. Here are the benefits you can glean from getting your hands dirty:

  1. Improved efficiency.  Knowing and understanding what each person does can give you insight to helping streamline the process.
  2. Greater relationships with employees.
  3. Better use of technology by bringing your ideas directly to your IT department and in reverse they can share new ways to solve your (and the companies) problems.
  4. The ability to scale. Growing too quickly can backfire, so by understanding the entire process and each position in more detail you can better understand how to best control growth.
  5. Greater credibility. Getting out of your ivory tower and meeting the employees that work so hard to make you successful, allows your employees to see you in a new light – as a hard worker just like them! And it gives you the opportunity to show them your true gratitude.

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