Leadership: Playing The Fool
ASKING for ideas is a powerful way to drive active involvement and participative learning within a workgroup. It can build teamwork and peer pressure for improvement and the reality is that asking is a hell of a lot better than telling, since you will not generate active or passive resistance.
Play the Fool. Ask your people for their ideas. And be surprised at what you hear.
Then, implement some, the easy ones, and earn the right to take on the more complicated changes.
For the FUN of It!
Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement products. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant who designs simple, powerful learning tools.
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