In this Expert Insight Interview, John Briggs discusses the great resignation and what is driving people to keep building companies on the same model as the ones they chose to resign from. John Briggs is the author of the book Profit First for Microgyms: A Simple System for Healthy Cashflow, and he has another book coming out next year. The current working title of that one is The 80% Capacity Framework.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The reasons people keep creating companies on the same model over and over
- The fact that each new business is a huge opportunity for cultural changes
- Why it is important to include your employees in the decision-making process
We’ve heard a lot about the great resignation and people going out and starting their own businesses. People have always done this, but it seems like more and more people are doing it now because the tools are there to make it very easy for you to set up the infrastructure for a business.
The question is what is driving people to resign from their full-time jobs in the first place? On a related note, how do budding entrepreneurs avoid losing people once they start hiring and building a team?
Opportunity for Change
A lot of people fall into the trap of building a company on the same model as the one they just left because that is just what they’re used to. Unfortunately, this means people keep creating the same company culture that they hated.
This problem permeates all industries, and it has been happening for the last several decades. People need to understand that leaving a big company and starting a new business is a great opportunity to make a change and create a culture in which employees thrive.
Giving Up Control
Your team wants to feel heard. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they want their idea to always be implemented, but it means they want to feel like they have control over what they’re doing and the direction in which their work is headed.
If you’re coming in as the owner with ridiculous project deadlines, or the systems you have in place encourage this approach, you’re taking control away from your employees. You want to build a system in which your employees can take ownership over the deadline because they’re part of the decision-making process.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.