Kill one sign-off.

#609 34. Kill one sign-off.
Principle:
QUOTES:
[1] Scripture
[2] Kill one sign-off. I worked at a manufacturing plant where supervisors had to sign off on quality before a job could be run. Seemed strange to me–we trusted the operators to ensure jobs met standards throughout the run, so why couldn’t we trust them to know if a job met quality standards before they started running?
You probably have at least one sign-off in place because somewhere along the way an employee made a major error and you don’t want the same mistake to happen again. But in the process, you reduce the amount of responsibility your employees feel for their own work because you’ve inserted your authority into the process.
Train, explain, trust–and remove yourself from processes where you don’t belong.
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NOTES:
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
SOURCES:
[1] Scripture
[2]  #34, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on1/9/2017. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
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