Is there a relationship between puppy training and your business?
Keep reading to find out ...
Organization performance is always a top priority for business leaders unless you work for the government then performance is nowhere to be found. To unleash performance, leaders always trying to tap on employee creativity and get involved in their employees’ work. So you might be asking, what does that have to be with puppy training? Here are some common themes that exist among both
Dog trainer advised having a nice cage big enough for your puppy. You don't want it to be too large. It should have just enough space to allow your pup to stand up, turn around, and lie down. One reason for that is most puppies will not soil where they lay (unless they really have to go). The same goes for your business, having too much space in your business attracts waste. Starting a business, you should get enough square footage for your operation no less and no more. If you do have more than you need, all the extra inventories, outdated machines, old files, and other junk will soil too large space. So get rid of all the excess.
Your puppy should have his or her feeding schedule almost at the same time each day plus or minus. In addition to their walk so they can learn how and where to release themselves. This same process has been followed in Japan. According to "All You Gotta Do is Ask - page 85" Companies throughout Japan use a practice called the “manager’s walk,” where a manager walks through their area at the same time each day. They believed this process help improvement. During their walkthrough, they ask questions and engage with their employees.
It has been said, when you have a new puppy, you need to spend as much quality time as possible with him so you can develop a sense of friendship. It is part of the training and that encourages him to respond to your command. Similarly, for a leader to be able to unleash creativity from their employees, he/she must get involved in the employee’s work and performance. Leaders must follow up on employee ideas and promote employee involvement in the business. Ensure the employee has their skins in the game and understand where they fit in.
In my neighborhood, every morning almost at the same time, I saw this guy walked his puppy so the pup can do his business. He has his threats bag on his hand to reward the puppy when the get the job done. How about a startup time in your business? Maybe every day early in the morning when everybody gets in before coffee time, have your stand up about what is hot for the day and the deliverable. We are not saying to walk with your bag of treats to reward employees; however, we will ask you to remember an employee great ideas and great to mention it during that standup. Be consistent #iamjustsaying...
According to dog training experts, prevention and positive encouragement are the best ways to teach your puppy. Even though sometimes you have to have a no barking collar to help the excessive barking; however, positive reinforcement is the best way to go. The same goes into your business, once an employee identifies a solution to a problem, leaders need to put policy, or a procedure (SOP) in place sp others can follow in order to prevent the problem from reoccurring. As leaders to your business, you need to pay attention to your folk's ideas and get involves as much as you to help unleash their creativity. Listen attentively to their ideas and do your best to implement it or let them see why their ideas cannot be implemented. Provide positive feedback and encourage more "praise in public and reprimand in private".