How about getting employees to “own their job” BEFORE you hire them?

There is much in Chester’s blog that I like in terms of how to get the best out of employees (that’s why I am sharing it here).  But I was miffed by his assumption that employees only buy into your organisation’s culture after they have worked for company a while.  This may be true if you more or less hire anyone that turns up for interview.  But not if you have a great culture, make this explicit, and then make it hard for people to join your organisation.  I can think of many company’s that have done this – Virgin Atlantic. TGIFridays, Apple, and Google for instance.

And beware of ethnocentricity (see pages 340-341) in Chester’s advice.  What works in one country might not work in others.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Chap 11 Jobs and people, Operations Management and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s