|Increasingly we hear about contractors, the pros and cons of using one and of choosing to be one. Here's an interesting point about contractors - they like the work, do it well, and are prepared to speak out. A lot of managers don't like their underlings to speak out! You might surmise that these are not the best managers! The good ones seek honest views of the job and how to do it. At the same time, many employees know to keep their mouths shut if they want to keep the job.
Is it possible to have employees who like the work, do it well, and are prepared to speak out? And at the same time have managers who like that kind of interaction, make the most of it, and are therefore very good managers? Seem utopian? Not at all. It simply requires a feedback process that puts all the issues on the table, asks everyone for their ideas, and uses the ones that work - no matter whose they are.
Of course this process has a name (you guessed it), it's 360 Faciliated®. It's what we've been promoting and operating for a good many years. It helps improve productivity, encourage innovation and much more - but most of all, brings managers and teams together to do the best job possible.
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