It helps growth tremendously to not have to be right. I find it intersting that when new people join the team, it takes a couple of months until they realise that there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a different view than me.
It may be because I deliberately hire people who I think can do a better job than me. But if that is the case, I am either wrong about the individual (has happened, obviously) or they have worked for a long time without realising their full potential. So let’s for arguments sake say that everyone in the team has worked at 75% before they come here, and I employ 10 people. That is me theoretically adding 0.25 x 10 people to the team, just by making sure each person gets the space and support they need to spread their wings and fully contribute to the best of their abilities.
And the best thing? Those 2,5 extra people doesn’t cost me a thing — quite the opposite. Employees love not being told to swim in their lane, and the environment we have is tremendously encouraging. I couldn’t ask for a more dedicated team.
This is working really well for us, and I wonder what else I can do to further improve it? Any ideas or suggestions are welcome!