The difference between an order-taker and a doer


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You probably need both in your organization, but there’s a distinct difference.

Order-takers do what you tell them to do.

Doers gets stuff done.

Big difference.

Order takers are important, because every business comes down to execution. Much of that execution is redundant, boring, tedious. But there are people who will do it, who are good at it, and they’re essential to your business.

But don’t confuse order-takers from doers. The doers are still tactical, but they have awareness of what they’re doing and why. They understand or ask for understanding about why it’s important, what the objective or outcome is, and they often think proactively about how to make or do it better.

A good order taker completes a task.

A good doer gets the job done. They work not towards completion of the task, but completion of the objective.

You need both, but knowing which is which (and allocating them appropriately) will help you be far more effective & efficient.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Matt Heinz
Prolific author and nationally recognized, award-winning blogger, Matt Heinz is President and Founder of Heinz Marketing with 20 years of marketing, business development and sales experience from a variety of organizations and industries. He is a dynamic speaker, memorable not only for his keen insight and humor, but his actionable and motivating takeaways.Matt’s career focuses on consistently delivering measurable results with greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty.


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