Personally or professionally, everyone in your organization brings a boat load of talents, wisdom, intellect, motivation, and dysfunctionality. It is the leader’s job, with the manager’s help, to find, develop, mold, integrate and manage a cultural performance development plan to get peak performance from the people in the organization.
Many tools are in the tool chest. Which tools are growing your staff from their natural and fully engaged selves? How can you let your leaders and managers become better at what they are hired to do? There are many educational tools in the market that support structural learning from the outside in to teach new skills. Good to have, though missing something. What would happen if the manager / leader let the employees have time to share their thoughts around some simple topics? This would expand collaboration between people and provide regular reminders of their commitments they have made. The ‘total is greater than the sum of the parts’ appears. Could your culture self-monitor and self-regulate to gain better outcomes?
The most important element in this whole process is for each staff member to honor a personal commitment to make their performance development plan a priority. And a priority that is part of the organization’s value system where each and every person owns and honors within your organization. This plan sorts the people who are committed to growing, expanding their uniqueness, and willing to focus on their personal habits and seek to improve or eliminate those that don’t serve them or the organization. It is truly an educational rebirthing from the inside out.
Here are some of the observable results that will tell you something is out of alignment:
• Meetings are too long without measurable results or next steps.
• Priorities and goals are late, delayed or miss their mark.
• Greater amounts of operational mistakes.
• Team members’ ideas being oppressed.
• Limited buy-in and stalemates of moving forward as a team.
Are any of these true in your organization? Are you concerned about these behaviors? There are answers to rectify these behaviors, but you have to be committed to address them first before you see the change you want. Need some help? I invite you to click on the link below to schedule a free 30-minute discussion.
Terry Schaefer offers a complimentary 30 minute call where you can explore how to grow your business past your own expectations.