Is your team motivated and committed to achieving the end goal?
The most essential step to putting your strategic plan into action is making sure that you have a team of people working for you who are motivated and committed to achieving the end goal.
You can achieve this by engaging and involving your staff in the new process. This DOES NOT mean simply telling them the company has a new strategy and expecting them to change the way they work.
It DOES mean involving them in the process, listening to their ideas and asking their opinions. In other words – give them ownership of the changes and allow them to take responsibility for their role in the making it happen.
This is a unique opportunity which allows your staff to have their stay about how they see your company now and where they see it going in the future.
The session (or sessions depending on staff numbers and operational logistics) is always a big hit with staff. They are extremely motivational and the day always ends on a high.
When your team takes ownership of the objectives, targets and action plans then they become accountable to themselves and to your business. This enables individuals to self manage their own performance and for you to support them through positive encouragement, recognition and reward.
Engaged employees are proactive, committed and take actions that are consistent with your company’s strategic goals and objectives.
If you would like to find out more about staff engagement, please contact your local Business Doctor.