There are two things you must always give your team.
The first is Clarity.
The clarity to know and understand the work at hand.
The clarity of how to execute it successfully.
The second are resources.
Resources to complete the task successfully.
And training resources to become better at what they do, and if they wish, to advance.
Wyze’s lean operations & tech innovation is remarkable.
You may not be selling IoT technology or smart home cameras. You might not even be selling products at all, perhaps only providing services.
However, let’s focus on some of the strategic principles Wyze executed and see how you can adapt these principles in your business.
Here’s a strategic look at what Wyze did:
Change the Status Quo
Great smart home products don’t have to be expensive (their promise)
Wyze’s flagship camera was only 1/10th of the price of most smart home cameras on the market and they still added more value with their technology at the low cost. …
Responsibility invokes choice.
Our will to take it up or desert it.
Ethics and our values determine our choice.
Choice determines action.
Great leaders act not just for themselves but for the good of the organization, community, and culture — given the constraints, factors, and data.
Habits are for the long term. They produce an outcome. Positive or negative. The habit doesn’t care, it’s a habit. It’s up to you to determine which ones to adopt and which ones to stop.
Process can be short term or long term. They focus on a specific outcome. They are like habits but refined for the specific outcome.
Habits are behavior. They can be observed and modeled.
Process is a design. It implies a designer. Like any design, it can be well thought out or poorly put together.
Which habits are you choosing and what process are you designing?
How do you know if you should trust your process?
Do you have results but not sure how or if you can replicate them?
Does thinking about the process rob you of your sleep?
If yes, you must refine your process.
Review the habits you execute in your business and who does them. Then review the process being followed to get the desired result. If the desired result is not being reached, ask:
-is this the right habit (strategy)?
-is the person or machine doing this the right fit?
-is this a resource issue?
-is this lack of activity?
-is there a break in the process?
What do you work for? Time with family? The satisfaction of doing something great? To look and appreciate the lives you helped?
That moment — regardless of what it is — brings stillness of time.
There is a sense of peace, even for a moment.
But we are hooked on this as the moment fades and time moves on. Which can lead to the anxiety to do more and more than what we are used to so we can get more of that moment.
You can put an end to that.
By instilling presence and peace into your days. And…
by trusting the process (and people) that helped you get there.
Rinse, repeat. And if you have to, refine.
More isn’t always the answer.
A leader that is in every meeting.
A leader that does not let go.
A leader that lacks trust.
A leader that lacks patience.
A leader that doesn’t set boundaries.
A leader that acts then thinks.
A leader that does not work on themselves.
A leader that would rather just do it all themselves…
You don’t have a remote team issue. You have a communication issue.
Turn that webcam on. Set time aside to connect with your people on a personal level. Have that buffer time before important meetings.
Once you stop treating your remote team like a machine, your work just began to make a difference.