Learning drives competitive advantage. I
If everyone in your company does pretty much the same work every day, you will standstill and lose your competitive edge. You need everyone to be learning, seizing to new opportunities, improving processes, and taking advantage of new technologies and techniques. Tell them that you expect them to learn new and valuable ways of doing their jobs. Challenge them to be creative, to find improvements, and be experts in your industry – not just in your company.
- A 1% improvement each day will result in being twice as good in about 70 days.
- A 1% improvement each week will result in being twice as good in less than 1.5 years.
A caveat: The learning must be applied to things that directly support your business strategy, or innovations that will improve your competitiveness.
Do your employees know that you expect this?