1. Work for the Competitor
This sounds strange but if you’ve ever watched one episode of Deadliest Catch where crab fisherman face the Bering Sea, working for the competitor can be a good thing—especially to motivate current employees to do better.
On one episode of Deadliest Catch, two of the captains switched what they call “greenhorns" to let each see how things worked on a different fishing boat; and under a different captain. Not only were these newbie greenhorns ready to get back to their own ships at the end of their switch, they came back with a new respect for their co-workers.
I know you’re wondering, “How do I get a competitor to switch employees?" No matter where you live, whether your town is large or small, you have a competitor that is not your direct competitor. He probably has the same problems as you and wants to see some employee improvement. So, why not pick up that phone and ask to make a switch for a week or two?
This training method is good for both the employers and employees. The employees may learn new processes that aren’t used at their current jobs and vice versa. This way everyone benefits by gaining knowledge and new insight into their duties, tasks, and work environment.