Are you familiar with the classic tale “The Emperor’s new Clothes”? (Yes-Man)Here’s a quick summary A emperor is convinced that his new suit is on but in reality, he’s naked. If he goes out dressed in the “new suit” people are worried to tell the emperor that he’s not wearing anything, and so no one is able to tell for a few minutes.
People, this is the kind of thing that you should avoid in your business. Are you looking to become the naked emperor that thinks you’re wearing a stunning suit? No. Don’t be an person who’s ideas are praised. You should be the one whose employees (or coworkers or coworkers, as I prefer to refer to them) are able to declare: that your ideas aren’t good enough.
I don’t know about you but I’m dependent on my coworkers to help me save myself from my own self. I’m sure I have lots of experience and brilliant ideas. However, I am aware that my thoughts may seem a bit out there. If I’m out in the fields and again, trying to come up with a funny idea, I’ll need colleagues who will inform me and draw me into.
This is why I can’t employ a “yes-man” (or women). Be sure to trust me when I tell you you should not wish to work with yes-persons if you wish to increase the size of your small-scale company.
Where’s Waldo? Identifying the yes-man
It’s easy to identify the yes-man . . . If you’re watching a television film or show. However, if it’s within your workplace, identifying those who can be trusted may be a challenge.
These are some of the signs that could indicate you’re dealing with a person who is a yes:
- You feel confident about your business concepts constantly (aka your ego is massive).
- There’s never a resistance.
- It is important to hire people who share your values.
- Nobody is responsible because no one else is responsible.
- The culture of your company is what creates and rewards yes-men as well as women.
- An employee will tell you that your ideas are great however, they tell others that they’re wrong.
- Your business has slowed down.
- You are crazy and your colleagues are in agreement.
The search for a yes-man may be a challenge initially. As you notice more clues and signs, it’ll become easier.
Why you should choose to work with the nope-guy or gal rather than
Your business plans will be wildly out of the box. Entrepreneurs sometimes fly through the air by the seat pants. It’s okay! With all the great and original ideas you’ve got it’s likely that you’ll come up with some that are tiny bit out there (or others that aren’t enough).
If you do create something that may cause harm to your business, you shouldn’t have anyone kissing you and approving of your terrible idea. There’s no need for to be an helper. Entrepreneurs need others to tell them “No, this isn’t an idea that’s good or Here’s what we can do more effectively. We need nope-guys and gals.
When it’s time to recruit or promote an employee in your company You must look beyond the yes-men and women and look for the nope-gals and guys. Do you believe me? Here are a few arguments for you to not say yes to the yes-man.
1. The yes-man stifles innovation and spurs growth.
Innovation is essential for growth of businesses. Is it true or not? Businesses need to grow in order to stay in business. True or false? True and believable.
We’re all aware that growth and innovation are the main goals of running a business. We also recognize that our employees and other support systems can help us to achieve these objectives. If we choose to hire the”yes-man”, we’ll be receiving lots of the same stuff and it’s not exactly what we require for growth and innovation.
Nope-guys or gals will test you and challenge your ideas to improve them and make you think about the other aspect to an idea. On the other hand, a person who is a yes-man will simply nod to stifle innovation and growth.
The nope-person may not have everything. However, by looking at things in an entirely different perspective They can help you see the things you may have overlooked.
2. The”yes-man” replaces honesty with the information you want to hear
It’s not possible for me to get to this point in my the business world without my wife. Not only are her thoughts innovative, but she’s as well open with me, even refusing to accept some of my business plans.
Honesty is essential in order for relationships to flourish. Doesn’t that apply to those you work with?
If you’re talking to people who say yes One thing is for certain: they will not be honest with you. They could say something, but then leave and say something else to a colleague.
Consider the issue. Are you really willing to be surrounded day in and out with people who don’t respect your honesty? I sure don’t. This isn’t just going to be a very old-fashioned job quickly and it’s also going to create a toxic and gossipy workplace.
A few of your employees might find it difficult to share information with you that they believe you shouldn’t to be told. In reality that you may not be interested in hearing it. Who would want to hear someone question their “brilliant” concepts? One thing is for sure that you will not doubt their courage, integrity or honesty.
3. The yes-man’s offer is valid for a short time
The yes-man can be described as an explosive time bomb. It is possible that you feel at ease talking to the yes-man to pass the moment. It could be that you feel your methods are working for the moment. But here’s the thing it’s fleeting.
In the end, you’ll realize that the lack of support and innovative ideas is hindering the potential of your business. Then you’ll start to wonder why no one had a better idea sooner.
The yes-person is able to play it safe to protect their own ego. In business, however it is essential to conduct an assessment of risk and be prepared to take calculated risks to ensure long-term success. This is why you require employees who are willing to challenge the current status quo.