Open Book Management Drives Landscaping Success31-Mar-2010
In good and bad time there are simple business practices that ensure a company can do to stay on track. Most are familiar with changes in the economy but only healthy ones look for ways to deal with them. Our landscape company believes that when you blame outside factors for your success, or lack of, you are saying that you have no control of the future. In any economy you need to focus on priorities, establish clear measurable targets and communicate with all involved.
Creative Roots Landscaping has adopted an Open Book Management style that has helped us understand how a business should work,build good relationships with our employees and improve our results.
We surround ourselves with honest, hard working people that want to win in life and give them the information that most owners keep to themselves. This empowers them to think like an owner and make profitable decisions on the day to day activities. Everyone cares about the bottom line for many reasons and believe it or not, your front line people make the numbers happen.
In its simplest form, Open Book Management is a way of running company that gets everyone focused on helping the business be successful. Employee goals and accountabilities are tied directly to the success of the company. It teaches all employees, from the top down, the goals of the company and how they can make a difference – both individually and as part of a team. Employees know and understand how they each contribute to the financial performance of the company, in such a way that they truly understand how the business works. It has transformed our organization and gives us the advantage over other companies who still keep employees in the dark. It is not just about generating profits, cash and wealth but also about distributing it for the good of everyone involved – giving those who embrace Open –Book Management a spirit of generosity and a willingness to openly spread the word to help others succeed.
It works because employees get a chance to act – to take responsibility rather than just “doing their job”. Each employee knows enough about the company to understand how their actions will affect business results – and understand that they share a stake in the outcome with a proven bonus system that is funded by improved company results.
Overall this ensures the win/win relationship needed to have a place where you want to come to work and we here this every week from our team.
We look for employees who are interested in working in this type of culture, clients who would appreciate these types of principles and invite inquiries from fellow business owners who would be interested in learning more about Open Book Management. If you are interested, we would welcome hearing from you.
You can find out more about Creative Roots by visiting their website at www.creativerootslandscaping.com. All contact information is available in the contact us page. We look forward to a happy and prosperous new year, and hope your new year is equally rewarding.