Who – Learn from everyone you meet
Use every opportunity to put anyone you meet, outside and inside the office at their ease. You will be surprised at the synergies and opportunities this presents.
What – Be yourself
Horses respond to leaders who are being themselves and who know what they are doing. People are the same. Get to know your team. Connect with them and show them that as well as success in business, you have their best interests in mind too. This also applies to clients, customers and stakeholders.
When and Where – Encourage creativity and innovation
Creativity and risk taking is necessary to reach the goals you have set for your company. When employees are comfortable, they are more likely to have the confidence to take risks and stretch their creative muscle.
Why – It’s pretty obvious
Just as Granny’s hospitality allowed for us kids to shine and feel appreciated, people do their best work in a similar environment. Simon Sinek says “It’s not what you do, it’s why you do it.” Giving people vision and the space to do what they love brings out their passion. Passion is the platform for mind-blowing ideas. Through collaboration, your team will be working towards a common goal.
So, open your doors, make your workplace inviting and create the feel-good environment for collaboration.