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PRACTICAL IDEAS TO LEARN, TRY AND DO

How to get your team to help grow your business

MAKE IT COUNT – PRACTICAL POINTERS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN ONLY MINUTES

Here’s a short video (just a tad over 2 minutes) with a practical idea you can use in your advice business today that will help it grow.

I’ve also included the written version if you prefer to read it.

Give it a go – and make every minute count!

In today’s video I share a great idea to get your team members using their initiative to help grow your business. It’s also a great way to boost morale and culture. 

Have you got some really great team members that have probably got a lot of ideas up their sleeve about things that they could do to really help grow your business or enhance the client experience or even just make for a better place for everybody else in your team to come and work?

So here’s something that all of the big software and online providers do (so your ‘Google and your Facebook, and whatever).

They allocate, and you can determine what’s right and what’s not going to work for your business.

But they allocate, say a 24-hour period where they say to their staff (now maybe not all staff) but certain staff, ‘You can go away and in the next 24 hours I want you to develop something or come up with something or create something or even get it started, they might not have time in 24 hours to do it.

But whatever it is, it’s going to be something that’s going to benefit the business, our clients, or our team.

There’s no boundaries or limitations, but within that 24 hours you’ve got to deliver something back that’s going to benefit one of those three, as I just mentioned.

So I used to do this, and look I was lucky I had a great team member. And we called it our TED day, which is our Think-Extremely-Different day.

And I would literally say “I don’t care where you do it, how you do it, whatever you need, but for 24 hours you’re not to do any ‘business as usual’, you just work on something or developing an idea and taking it as far as you can within 24 hours… and then report back to me.”

It was one of the most amazing things, because not only did the benefits to my business come through, but she (my staff member) loved it because she was able to be creative and all those things she’d thought of that she never had time to do… she got a chance to do it.

Talk about boosting moral and really giving a great ‘up’ to the culture, it did wonders.

It won’t work for all staff, it will only work for those that you really trust to use that time wisely and that have some really great ideas where they could do it.

Anyway, it’s just a thought.

See what you think, if it would work for you then Make It Count.

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