Manufacture Your Day by THINKING ABOUT GROWTH
It’s Wednesday and it’s time for “Manufacturing Leadership Minute” with Karin.
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Let’s talk about growth – personal growth.
When did you make your last mistake?
Mistakes teach us to get better and better as we move along. Little children advance the most quickly because they also make the most mistakes. That is why you have to allow mistakes to happen.
Did you know that we judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions?
If you have been following me, you must know by now how much I enjoy working with people in the manufacturing industry but what I enjoy even more is making my work results-oriented, and helping people to live healthier and more productive lives.
It is important to see progress and if we cannot measure progress, it is difficult to recognize how far we have come.
I want as many companies as possible to experience business growth and I want the employees in those companies to experience personal growth.
Obviously, every company that is serious about being and staying in business, should have a business growth strategy.
How come so many companies don’t have a personal growth strategy for their employees?
Is one possible without the other?
Here is one of my recent observations.
In some companies, management is working really hard to create “idiot-proof” processes to avoid that people make mistakes.
Here is what I think:
It is important to…
- celebrate mistakes because this means that you and /or your team members try something new.
- make sure that you and the people around you learn from your mistakes.
- communicate to people that standards are there to be improved along the way, rather than being blindly followed.
- recognize that everyone makes mistakes. Yes, you make mistakes too.
- stop judging people simply because they make different mistakes than you do.
Every company I have worked with has quarterly KPIs. Should KPIs include a personal growth strategy for team members (i.e. communications goals, critical thinking goals, etc.)?
Mistakes are inevitable if you want to get to the next level.
Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.
Food for Thought:
Do you see a mistake as a failure or as an opportunity to get better at what you do?
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