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Assuming Your Team is Executing Your Plan?

Most of my prospective clients answer yes to this question.  And, when I ask them “Based on what evidence?” or “How do you know?” I usually get a vague answer referring to some quarterly all-hands meeting (or worse yet, the yearly one).  Business owners and Executives:  If you aren’t keeping your vision and goals at the forefront every day, neither is your staff.  It is too easy to be caught up in the day-to-day happenings and emergencies to keep the eye on the prize that was mentioned fleetingly in a powerpoint presentation delivered months ago.

The number one issue I hear about from business owners and executives is that they spend an inordinate amount of time redirecting some employees to do what’s important in the moment to the point where they aren’t able to do what makes them money.

So, if I were to ask one of your staff what your vision was for 2008, would they be able to rattle it off or would I get deer in the headlights?  If you’re not sure, ask.  I guarantee it will be nothing short of interesting.

If I were to ask the follow-on questions, “How close was your group to achieving that vision and what was your role in getting there?” what do you think the response would be?  If the performance objectives aligned with the vision which aligned with the staff’s competencies which aligned with the actual work performed, you get a platinum star.

If not, would you like to do better in 2009?  Contact me for a complimentary consultation.



p.s. – Every person in your organization needs a plan that is reflective of how their work helps you to achieve your vision and goals.  It’s also an opportunity to see where what they’re doing doesn’t help you to achieve anything and to make some productivity and process improvements.  What do you think?  Post a comment below!

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