Building a Business that Remains Relevant by Keeping Up with the Pace of Change
Gary Brose, President of Creative Consulting Corp, and author of Express Exec a book that teaches business owners how to tame the pace of change joins Enterprise Radio.
Creative Consulting teaches businesses techniques to motivate and engage employees for higher productivity, increased profits and a more stable and satisfied workforce.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Gary Brose discuss the following:
- Today, the pace of change is overwhelming. What does a business leader need to do to keep up with the rapid pace of change?
- In your new book Express Exec you write that it is the general recalcitrance of the workforce that slows down change. How can a business leader motivate employees to become engaged and be willing to embrace changes to keep up with the constantly changing business landscape?
- Your book was written to help business owners and managers learn the keys to building a foundation that will allow change to happen rapidly without totally alienating their workforce. What are the main steps to build a solid foundation so employees will embrace change?
- You mention that one way to re-energize your workforce is to “Be the Servant.” Can you explain that concept?
- There are 2 primary principles described in Express Exec: “Restructuring compensation programs to use a ‘pay-for-performance’ model” and second, “Delinking raises and reviews so that everyone is on a variable interval reinforcement schedule.” Could you explain those two concepts and why they are valuable?
Gary Brose bought his first business in 1981 and enjoyed it so much he started or purchased over twenty more during the next thirty years. Most all of his companies were labor intensive, service oriented, and fast-paced businesses.
Finding himself chronically underfunded, Gary soon realized that he needed to find ways to increase employee productivity in order to stay in business. To that end, he began earnestly experimenting with bonus programs and management techniques designed to enhance employee engagement and motivation.
Over the years, Gary built his companies up, ever mindful that the business world was not only changing rapidly, but the pace of that change was increasing as well.
In 2008, he wrote Bonus Your Way to Profits and in 2012, he penned The Ultimate Motivated Employee. Feeling the need to further massage those management techniques he espoused, Gary wrote Express Exec in story form, teaching business owners and managers how to take their shot at taming the pace of change.
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