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Iwouldalsoavoidmismanagingemployees,suchasexercisingcontrolandfocusingoninconsequentialdetails.Youwant workerstoperformevenwhenyouarenotwatching,soletthemknowyourespecttheirabilitiesbyallowingthemtomakedecisionsandworkwithoutclosesupervision.Encourageself-controlbyimplementingpoliciesthatrecognizeandrewardfullengagement,achievementofobjectivesandcontinuousimprovement.Helpyouremployeesdiscoverthebenefitincommittingtothecompany’ssuccessbyensuringtheyunderstandmanagementdecisions.CommunicateWITHandnotTOemployeessotheyarewell-informedaboutthecompany,itsactivitiesanditsvision.Encouragestafftoaskquestionsandofferfeedback.Effectivecommunicationcreatestrustandencourageemployeestoassumeownershipofthecontributionsthemakeasvaluedmembersofthecompany.Besupportive.Respondenthusiasticallytoallideasandnevermakesomeoneofferinganidea,howeverhopeless,feelfoolish.Giveeventhemostapparentlyoutlandishofideasachancetobeaired.Rewardcreativity.Motivateindividualsorteamswhocomeupwithwinningideasbyactivelyrecognizingcreativity,forexample,throughanawardscheme.Youcouldevendemonstrateyourrecognitionthatnotallideasworkoutbyrewardingthosewhojusthavearichflowofsuggestions,regardlessofwhethertheyareputintoactionatwork.Actonideas.Creativethinkingisonlyworthwhileifitresultsin actions.Providethetimeandresourcestodevelopandimplementthoseideasworthactingupon.Failuretodosonotonlymeansthefirmwill failtobenefitfrominnovation,butflowofideasmaywelldryupifstafffeeltheprocessispointless.Toleratemistakes.Acertainamountofrisktakingisinevitablewithcreativethinking.Allowpeopletolearnfromtheirmistakes.Neverputoffthecreativeflowbypenalizingthosewhoseideasdon’twork.Asmuchasyouwanttomakethemfeelgoodaboutthemselvesalsomakethembetterworkersbyprovidingthissuchasfour-dayworkweekswhichmeanmoremeaningfulworkhours.Shorterworkdaystranslateintobetterfocus.Morevacationtimemeansheightenedcreativity.Moreshortbreaksmeanssharperattentiontodetail.
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