A company is like an orchestra. There are different types of musicians, each with a specialty, with a different role to interpreting music. And above them is the conductor, in this case the employer.
Something very different is when the employer, lack of resources for the business training, musician becomes more, playing one of the instruments. And what if the employer starts to play more than one instrument of the orchestra? What happens if you play all the instruments?
Nobody is to conduct the orchestra, strategic direction is empty, and businessman wearing your energy and time on tasks that do not belong. It is what is called "the entrepreneur orchestra": He is the secretary, marketing director, the director of human resources, the accounting and computer.
The saturation of the company is inevitable, bound to perform tasks with a poor quality, since no one can make a professional and excellent form all the various tasks of a company, just like any musician is a specialist of all musical instruments. The employer-orchestra is not really an entrepreneur, an employee is more than your own organization.
The employer is to lead and think, not to produce. But we all know that in the world of SMEs is very common to find employers who are dedicated solely to produce, to produce, to produce. Mistakenly, complain about time management and attend theory courses and too few practical results.
We will provide two practical ideas (there are many more, course) to overcome the destructive wheel employer-orchestra:
- Investing a small amount of time each day to think.
- Selective delegation.
Let's delve into the ideas of these. The first one involves lifting his head and looking up, and be aware that thinking is also producing. The difference is that this kind of production is going to grow our business, this is really well spent. If you dedicate each day 10 minutes to think about what kind of company we want to build, why we have created our project, what new needs of our customers we can cover, what new services or products can invent, etc.…a new world opens before us. Is it too demanding for you to devote 10 minutes daily to this task? Then Spend 5 minutes. I will not guarantee anything. I only ask that I try for a period of one month with absolute rigor. Then, draw conclusions.
Regarding the delegation, I will not go into the usual clichés. All we know is necessary to delegate, although it is not true that there always do and all employees. This is selective delegation. Depends professional with whom we are dealing will have to delegate more or less. There are employees who will need to issue strict instructions and controls of his work, while others will have to let them fly. However, it is good to be honest with ourselves. When we delegate, many times we say: Is that if the person does not convey trust me How he will delegate important functions?. Faced with this sentence, there are two possibilities:
The employer must dismiss a worker because he does not trust.
The employer only allows their way of doing things and is not able to delegate, excusing the lack of capacity of its employee. In this case, lack of capacity is the employer for not admitting other ways to do the job.
This latter behavior we call it Invasion, because the employer invades all areas of work of its employees, preventing them grow and give the best of themselves in the company. The opposite behavior would be an abdication, where the employer lacks assertiveness and delegates too much on their partners, forgetting their real responsibilities.
Ultimately, by selective delegation and little space to think, the employer-orchestra can become the leader of the orchestra, and out of that rat race it is so hard to leave, not having enough perspective or training.