On his first day, this CEO was shocked by the dirt around the factory. He ordered his management team to set cleanliness as their top priority. But week after week – nothing really changed. So, one Monday, the CEO abruptly canceled all meetings. He put on cleaner’s clothes and went straight to the production area with a broom and started cleaning. Everyone was amused, surprised and finally a little embarrassed. Reluctantly, the COO followed suit and finally every worker joined the CEO.
From that day onwards, the CEO made this a Monday ritual and his factory eventually went on to win the highest quality awards.
This week, let’s remember the best way to get things done is to start doing them ourselves.