Excessive controls in business quickly hinders enthusiasm, dynamism and a ‘can do’ culture – we seek to get the right balance between sensible controls/guidelines and the freedom to act and move the business forward. It is difficult if not impossible to always get this balance right but it is important for our people to keep challenging why things are done the way they are and identifying better alternatives.
Giving our people clear accountabilities and freedom to act within a framework is a fundamental philosophy in AB Enzymes. Clarity of roles and responsibilities is crucial for a business team to function well. We do minimise the hierarchy in our businesses – this belief in flat organisation structures serves us well in ensuring clarity as to who is accountable.