Happiness used to ‘come from above’' and nowadays the business potential seems to come from ‘the outside'. At least,that'sthe perception. If moreresourcesare required, thenatural tendencyof mostentrepreneurs and managers is to look outside of the company. Research has shownthat on average onlya portionof the capacity ofemployeesis used.This is frustrating fortheemployees. Activating this untapped internal potential can offer huge financial and emotional gains.
Where do you turn for the resources you need to fuel growth? Do you hire new talent, or ask for more from your existing employees?
In growing companies, the temptation to fuel growth by hiring new talent is almost irresistible. The hiring path is especially compelling for hot growth companies; they are inherently attractive employers and can afford new resources. But before calling the recruiter, perhaps you should consider how completely you are using the resources already inside of your organization.
At school an eleven year old boy more or less accidentally jumped over the bar backwards at high jumping games, since he had trouble jumping the traditional style, the so-called straddle method. At age sixteen he began to further improve his new technique. Later on his coach was not really in favour of this uncommon technique, but he gave in to his pupil once he experienced the increasingly good results.