Applying this Dimension
The Comparative Advantage Dimension helps us apply principles that maximize what can be accomplished as a team by:
Fostering a clear, shared understanding of responsibilities, expectations and decision rights.
Deciding who should work on what based on division of labor by comparative advantage.
Holding each other accountable for positive and negative contributions.
Removing barriers that stifle good decision making and collaboration.
Realizing Your Potential Is Not The Same As Climbing The Ladder - Unscripted
Leaders discuss how job title and hierarchy do not equate to worth and contribution.
Applying the five dimensions often requires reflection, asking questions, and discussion. Below are some prompts to get you started.
- For Everyone
- For Supervisors
Given the opportunities, fostering superior application of individual abilities, cooperation and teamwork.
- Given my interests and abilities, and those of other team members, how can my supervisor and I optimize my role?
- Is my group continually reoptimizing roles and responsibilities as team members and conditions change?
These are the Comparative Advantage Dimension questions from “Using the Five Dimensions to Identify and Close Gaps in Your Work”
Maximize what your team and Koch can accomplish by applying division of labor by comparative advantage so each employee makes the greatest contribution relative to the contributions of others.
- Seek mutual benefit. Help each team member pursue work they are good at and care about in a way that maximizes the team’s overall results. Proactively revisit comparative advantage as team members and conditions change.
- Foster a clear, shared understanding of responsibilities, expectations and decision rights with each employee. Hold yourself and team members accountable for results and behavior consistent with Our Values.
- Remove barriers that stifle good decision making, collaboration and employees being in roles where they can best contribute.
These are the Comparative Advantage Dimension statements from “Supervisor Responsibilities and Expectations”