Why would you want your staff to think and act like an entrepreneur? It’s important to encourage your staff to have that entrepreneurial spirit, and have ideas and mindset of an entrepreneur, however, there’s a correct way to do it.
A top 3 complaint we get here at Future To Now Consulting are owners or companies that want their staff to have that entrepreneurial spirit! But when it comes to companies allowing employees to take chances, hang on a second, there is a process for that decision. Companies, as much as they want their employees to take chances, a lot of companies don’t show employees the entrepreneur characteristics that are required to make decisions.
So, what about entrepreneur ideas? Let’s talk briefly about the companies that do allow employees to make decisions not based on process or policy. Companies need to give staff trust, freedom to make mistakes and encourage an entrepreneur mindset. When the owners at one time started their company, they took chances and avoided what some others would consider risk, these owners now need to allow their employees to do the same. It is extremely difficult to have it both ways. Companies either want their employees to have the entrepreneur mindset or not. And some companies, do achieve this!
So, which one is it going to be? As an employee is your employer going to allow you to have the freedom of an entrepreneur mindset, or are they going to continuously ask you to have it but riddle you with process and policy. Is it just a buzz word in your company that leaders have adopted, and they use the word to get staff excited about coming to work? Yes, entrepreneurs follow processes as well, but sometimes they go against them to take a different path. Will your company allow you the employee to do the same?