When it comes to projects and people, never forget the value of identifying and clarifying precisely what NOT to do.
In a society that focuses so heavily on getting things done and what to DO, the unnecessary is bound to slip by (sometimes it can pour through!) So take time to identify what you and your team shouldn’t do. Determine and drop the bottom 3% of activities. It can be just as effective.
How do you do it? The best way to find out what not to do is listen to employees….the boots on the ground. They can communicate the time-wasters and potential alternatives. Encourage the culture of bringing the bottom 3% of activities to the surface as well asking the questions regularly.
It’s another valuable way of supporting your employees.