Improving Performance: 3 Components for Boosting Your Company
In today's fast-paced world, it is more important than ever to maintain a high level of productivity. It is easy to get distracted by the many things that are vying for your attention and before you know it, hours have passed without accomplishing what needs to be done. That's why improving performance has become such an important priority in organizations across the globe. In this article, we will discuss three components that can help boost company performance: purpose, people and process.
Let's start off with "Process" – This is what most organizations focus on. They put a TON of time and effort into doing process improvement. If we could just improve the process then everything else will work flawlessly, right? Wrong! Simply improving a process will have very little impact if you don't take people and purpose into account. Far too many organizations make this critical mistake and end up wasting their team's precious time and resources with very little to show for it.
So how do we engage "People" and ensure we're heading in the right direction when it comes to driving high performance? First of all, engage them in every step of your process improvement journey. The people are often the best suited stakeholders to drive creative improvement ideas while also ensuring that your changes stick. If your people are involved in your process improvement changes, they're more likely to believe the solution is great and carry it forward from there. Seek to achieve high acceptance first, then a great quality solution second. After all, if you have the perfect solution, but nobody believes in it, how successful will that solution be?
Next, work on ensuring everyone within your business knows not only the "Purpose" for change, but your organization's "Purpose" and how it best serves its market and customers. When your team understands, and is aligned with, your organization's purpose they're more likely to work towards achieving the desired end goal. Often, the clarity on WHY we do what we do is often lost with employees if we're not constantly focused on it.
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