Want to have lower maintenance people who get stuff done?
Empower them. They’ll grow, your business will grow. It’s that simple.
One of the things we measure in organizations is ‘bias for action’ and it is something that we admire about Amazon’s often maligned culture. Frankly, you are paying your people to accomplish things. To ship, to create, to sell, to create value for your customers. Don’t you want them predisposed towards doing this?
Yes, you need the right people, you need to define what smart risks look like, but what you mostly need, are people with the right kind of sensibilities that are aligned to the best interests of the business.
Pretty simple. Right 😉 ?