Do your staff do what they’re told at work?

My daughter does what she’s told.  She’s very good.  I ask her to clear up her books and she does it.  I ask her to wash up her dirty pan and she does that too.

But here’s the rub – if I don’t ask her, it doesn’t get done.

A good employee is one who does what they’re told.  A great employee is one who sees what’s coming and does what’s needed before you’ve even thought about it.

At that point you know they are thinking for themselves.