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To Improve Workflow, Help Employees See the Bigger Picture

Monday, August 20, 2018

In today’s business world, if you’re not nimble, you’ll likely perish. This means leaders must be open to reimagining the way work is done, and new roles and responsibilities must constantly be identified and defined. This also means that existing jobs in an organization might need to be changed or eliminated entirely to remain as agile as possible. While this might sound like a daunting process, it’s important to remember artificial job roles and boundaries will impede high performers' abilities to get their jobs done and prevent creative solutions to common problems. This way of thinking is the cousin of the dreaded “we’ve always done it this way” mantra that poisons innovation and kills creativity. To counteract this mindset, managers need to make sure each person on their team understands their role and can see how their tasks fit into the bigger picture. By understanding the impact of their work, an employee can get over their fear of change and become more motivated to work out better ways to get things done.

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