Sure, you’ve got experience and you know how things should be done. But if you think you know the only way, you’ll miss out on some helpful innovation and miss an opportunity to improve the working environment.
Two facts are important. First, you don’t know all the ways work can get done. Second, part of your job is helping team members grow and develop.
When a team member suggests a new way to do something, try it. That’s the best way to figure out if it works, if it doesn’t, or if it works, but needs some modification. Not only that, it’s a good way to help your team member move toward mastery and your team be more productive. Everybody wins.
This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time.