Dr. Deming, a scholar and teacher in American academia for more than half a century, is remembered most for transforming Japan into a formidable business competitor through his management and leadership practice. This week’s leadership tip focuses on Dr. Deming's advice on how leaders enable joy at work. According to Dr. Deming, " To have it [joy], people must understand what their jobs are, how their work fits in, and how they can contribute. Why am I doing this? Whom do I depend on? Who depends on me? When people understand what their jobs are, they may take joy in their work. Otherwise, I think they cannot."
Take time to reflect on the questions posed by Dr. Deming.
What are your responses?
How do you help your team members finding clarity within their roles and responsibilities?
What would happen if everyone on your team, and in your organization, knew the answers to these questions?
Click on this week’s article link: Dr. Deming on Joy of Work, Innovation and Leadership.