February 11th, 2014
Mastery Comes from Constant Practice of the Basics We thought here at Insight that we would send you something as a reminder of what good practice looks like. It is all too easy to think that the newest idea is going to add most value, and that what is already known is old news and therefore of less value. I was once told by a Chief Executive "the one thing that spoils a good idea is another good idea."
The following then are some simple things to look at in your organisation as a reminder of what the basics are and a reminder that excellence comes from mastery of the basics. I always think that fitness is a good analogy. To be fit, it doesn't really matter what you do in terms of exercise, what matters is that you actually exercise on a regular basis and continue to push your limits.
The list below is taken from an article called "12 simple ways to improve employees productivity" It is rather American in terms of its style, that may put some of you off but don't let that get in the way of what it has to offer.
If you wanted a simple way of measuring your performance on these why not turn it into a questionnaire and ask managers to rate it, and then ask team members to do the same.
You may be surprised by the results!
You can read the article here.
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