Why impose an outside definition of success?
Employees need something to shoot for — a guideline to let them know whether they're succeeding. In a jewelry store, that's often a sales goal.
Gene the Jeweler, the fictional character created by marketing specialist Jimmy DeGroot, lets his staff members set such goals themselves. Which is to say, there are no sales goals.
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"That's sort of the beauty of how I run this business," Gene says in the video below. "Everyone has the freedom to go and be the best 'them' they can be."
They're basically free-range employees. Gene doesn't want to impose his own definition of success on anyone else.
If the business adage "what you measure is what you get" is true, you have to wonder what's in store for Gene's business.
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