“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
Covid forced company employees to work from home. Working from home has been a “thing” for decades, but usually for self-employed. In 2020, large enterprises were forced to adapt or die, and employees working from home became popular. If your company had some growing pains in the adaptation of working from home, then congratulations on doing well. Learn from the growing pains.
“If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.”
Learning from mistakes will always be one way to grow. Learning vicariously through the mistakes of others, and the successes of others, is another way to grow. Keep reading and keep learning and growing.
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
Pick the Contract Management System that is built by a company that specializes in Contract Management Systems. Pick one that is built on a business platform, designed by a business that is versatile to help your company grow, and which grows with you. Dock 365’s Contract Management System is built on the Microsoft 365 platform. Dock 365 has improved upon the “out of the box” Microsoft product, and specializes in creating efficiency in its products so that you can focus on efficiency in your company’s operations.
“It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done.
Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer (two people who don’t know something are no better than one), will tend to slow down progress, and will make the task incredibly expensive.” Train your employees on the best practices that you have learned. Develop a mentoring program. You teach your team. Your team teaches other team members. The personal growth will be experienced by both mentor and mentee. And the profit growth to your company will be worth the investment in your people today.
“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” Innovate. Create.
Discover the best practices that mirror your company’s mission statement. 2021 is a year just like all the others. You will try new ideas to grow your company. Some ideas will work, and others will flop. A great idea from the past is worth repeating. One of the great ideas of the past was to change a contract setup or title appearance in your Contract Management System. Position each contract as its own entity, but with significance. Assign contract names with built-in descriptions. For example, a banking contract terms for basis points on loan spreads from a wholesaler is titled, “Q1_60bps_LoanMart”.
Give your employees access to the decisions that are made during relationship encounters. Commit to making every employee grow by learning best practices and processes from other employees. Encourage job roles to be about relationships, instead of about the paycheck. Welcome the diverse backgrounds of your employees and allow them to share their ideas. Every great idea that propels your company will not come from a single person, but from many employees. Give everyone a voice, a chance to use your Contract Management System. Let your work horses work, and your show horses perform. Give your work horses the chance to become show horses. Include all your employees, and all will prosper in 2021.
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