Bees Know Their Business
Bees can teach today's business owners a thing or two about running a well-oiled operation.
Tuesday, May 17, 2010 2:55 GMTNEW HAVEN, Conn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Busy bees sure know a lot about business.
Business owners trying to avoid getting stung by the poor economy might want to study the way bees run their hives.
In The Wisdom Of Bees: What The Hive Can Teach Business About Leadership, Efficiency, And Growth (Portfolio), Michael OMalley does just that.
After taking up beekeeping with his son, OMalley discovered that the way bees work is not unlike a tiny, yet incredibly successful business.
In his observations, he found several lessons business owners can take from bees.
For one, bees distribute authority, with a queen bee delegating all responsibilities while worker bees go about putting those strategies into practice to make honey.
Bees also keep communication simple, limiting it to relevant information only, and dont get greedy.
When one especially rich vein of nectar is found, they dont rush off to drain it and ignore their other plentiful resources.© Copyright 2010 Wireless Flash News Inc