Like Sinatra, more and more people are beginning to do things their way.
As an employer, it’s better to know the answers to the following:
1) What’s my company’s purpose?
2) Why do my employees work for me?
It’s true, big corporations are getting even bigger. But, at the same time, more and more people are opting to do their ‘own thing.’
Startups, freelancers are greater in number than ever before. Why is there a shift for more autonomy among people? Too much supply? Less demand?
Maybe, maybe not. But consider this, if you’re an employer, “Will my employees want to work for me if not for the paycheck?”
Because, the innovators, the visionaries, the prodigies (you know… the ones whom you really want working for you) will quit once they can go their own way or crowdfund and never end up working for you in the first place.
So, what’s the point? Imagine a person without eyes and feet. Can such a person see where they want to go? Can they move on their own?
The people who’re vital for your company’s evolution, so as to stay ahead of the game – these game changers – are looking, like Sinatra, to do things their own way.
If you want people to stay, and attract new ‘talent,’ then figuring out why you are in the business in the first place, might come in handy. Your why becomes their why – their identity. Remember, paychecks can only do so much.