You can improve productivity in your business and in your life with small changes! This is how Jeff Bezos did it in the early days of Amazon.
I was reading a recent article on CNBC with the clickbait-ish title …
This employee’s suggestion to Jeff Bezos doubled Amazon’s productivity in its first month
Quoting Bezos from a 2018 Forum on Leadership and a tv appearance …
“We were so inefficient with our operations and logistics in those early days when there were just 10 of us.”
Apparently their method of packing orders was pretty primitive at the time – it was done kneeling on the floor!
Bezos said “I said to one of the software engineers who was packing alongside me, ‘You know what we should do? We should get knee pads.’ And he looked at me like I was the dumbest guy he had ever seen in his life, and he said ‘Jeff, we should get packing tables.’”
Bezos said he bought packing tables the next day and it “doubled productivity.”
Making small changes can help any business improve their productivity by streamlining workflow, transforming processes and boosting employee morale. It is amazing just how much small things can make a real positive difference!
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