Imagine that your teams work smoothly without supervision. Self-directed teams can be just what your small business needs.
The beauty of self-directed law
Back in the 60's was when self-directed law began. This business model is about putting together groups to handle many different tasks. Ideally, the group should be cross-trained in a variety of professional skills. They can be created to handle specific tasks or time-sensitive projects.
Except that you or your bosses can delegate tasks and make things work smoothly without having to supervise people 80% of the time, one of the great things about self-directed law is that they can motivate employees to take responsibility. Strengthening your employees leads to a higher degree of engagement and participation, which is exactly what you need to keep things moving.
An older business model where people are told to take care of certain things or perform specific actions can generate anger. On the other hand, getting people involved in the customer service decision-making process can help them take ownership and thrive, enabling your business to succeed.
Highly committed employees are much more productive. This model can help increase productivity by 15 to 20% and reduce costs. This practice can have a positive impact on innovation as committed employees tend to be less stressed and more creative.
If you decide whether this practice works for your independent insurance agency or not, you need to step back and analyze your current processes. Because more people will be involved, your decision making process may be longer. It cannot work for things that require an immediate response, but there are other processes for which this works very well.
Starting a self-directed team
The most important thing you need to put together a self-directed law employs the right people and takes time to train them and set expectations.
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