By November 9, 2013 Read More →

Get Staff to Bring You Solutions



If your staff are coming to you and asking you ‘what should I do, boss?” then you have a problem. Your staff, at any level, should be bringing you solutions and answers based on their knowledge and experience, not just problems and questions.

The next time you are asked ‘what should I do?” turn it around and ask them what they think they should do. Don’t give them a way out. Even if they feel they don’t know enough, the idea is to get then to think it through.

Then, even if their solution isn’t the best, you can talk about why and give them insight they can use the next time.

You can formalize it by telling your staff that they need to bring you a recommended solution, the reasons for that solution, the risks related to the solution and what other things need to be done to make the solution work.

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