Strategic Roadmap: Individual Actions
Once you developed your mission, vision, values, goals and objectives it will be important that each employee developed their own individual actions to help the organization move in the desired direction. Performance management is key in this process and when employees have a clear expectation of what is expected of them they can perform to help the organization succeed.
Matt Kerzner: Another area that I want to talk about is the individual contributions. This is when managers set their goals for the departments and the employees that work in them.
It's very important they know what's expected of them. Managers need to know how to set an expectation, monitor those actions and be able to give feedback for improvement or recognition for doing a great job. When employees understand what's expected of them and managers know how to give feedback, chances are their individual goals will be linked to the organizational goals and help the Strategic Roadmap move in the right direction.
When looking at initiatives and projects it's very important to understand what is in scope and out of scope of the project and to identify all the resources that are needed to make this initiative successful.
This part of the Strategic Roadmap podcast series continues with strategies and measures. There are three major strategies that an organization should concentrate including business development, operating efficiency and bench strength.
It is very important for the organization to really think through the objectives and goals that they would like to accomplish. The SMART model should be implemented to help develop those goals - specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timeframe
The vision for an organization is what we want to be when we grow up. It's a very strategic statement that will let the employees know that this is the direction of the organization and what we want to be one year three years and five years from now.
Core values are what an organization believes in. When an organization puts core values together it can help all employees understand what they need to believe in to all be working in the same direction.
Does your organization have a mission statement? It is very important for an organization to understand why they exist and if all the employees understand what are the activities that are most they will truly understand why the organization exists.