Business, for me, has been quiet over the past year. While the lower income has been stressful, at times, the space the quiet allowed for has been a gift. I’ve published my first book, reworked my website, and did a fair bit of writing. Frankly, I am grateful I had the time for these things.
How busy are the people on your team? Do you focus on ‘fully utilizing’ them to assure maximum output? If you do, then you might be the reason they’re not getting more done.
Innovation, creativity, and improvements all need space to emerge. When people feel compelled to be highly productive, they are unlikely to put much thought into such activities.
Talk with your team about what would make more creativity and innovation a part of their every-day activities. Oh, and don’t fall into the trap of trying to schedule a time for it.
You’ve got this.