Let’s start with a key question…
Would you enthusiastically rehire everyone on your team?
Take a moment and think about that one. I’m serious…don’t just continue reading. Think about it.
The answer to this question can mean revolutionary change within your business. You can’t have an extraordinary business without extraordinary people.
Kip Tindell, founder and CEO of The Container Store, believes that one great person’s productivity equals that of three average people’s productivity. Even if you believe that’s a slight exaggeration (I don’t), it’s a critical philosophy.
What % of your organization is made up of “A” players?
Most say somewhere between 15% and 25%.
What’s your plan to get to 75%? What are you doing to find and retain more “A” players?
The first step in this process is to define what it means to be an “A” player in your organization. Is it just about productivity? What about core values?
If someone on your team is highly productive, but not living the core values, they are a cancer in your organization.