Align Employee and Company Priorities

November 7th, 2009 by admin

Harvard Business Publication Suggests:
1. Know your employees’ priorities. Don’t wait for review time. Regularly ask your employees what they care most about. As a manager, you need to know what drives them.
2. Communicate company priorities. Tell employees what the company needs to achieve in the next week, month, and year. Be clear and consistent, and do this often.
3. Align interests to responsibilities. Now that both agendas are clear, try as much as possible to channel employees’ interests into relevant company priorities.

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How Does Your Company Deal With Instability

July 8th, 2009 by admin

Companies like Toyota, Southwest airlines, and Wal-Mart chose a different path. They do not keep pushing problems as big as a boulder uphill. These companies find ways to sidestep the problem. They “flatten the hill” (no pushing uphill). Basically they do not have to push a boulder at all. Do you fight your companies financial battles by fighting the boulder uphill? Do you find a way to not push a boulder at all by having strengths in your company to work through any issues.

See the book Going Lean by Stephen Ruffa for more ideas.

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