Articles tagged "House Rules"
Keep in mind, when you use the strategic plan as a daily management tool...
- The Vision is "The Big Goal." It's THE thing you are working to achieve together.
- The Mission explains what you do as an organization.
- The Values are "The House Rules." As long as employees take paychecks from your organization, they - by default - are bound to abide by the values. If they don't like the values, fine. They need to find someplace else to work.
- The Strategic Goals are the big projects that need to occur to drive your organization towards its vision. Goals are divvied up among the various departments to implement.
- All Sales & Marketing, HR, Operational, IT and other plans need to align with and support the Strategic Plan.
When the leadership team, and then the rest of the team, understands how and why to use the strategic plan as a daily management tool, there's less confusion, fewer divergent plans, and greater team. Not bad for just using something you've already created...
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I had the opportunity to provide the keynote address at a client's annual team meeting in New York. For most organizations these events are quite boring and, to be honest, attended only by those employees who couldn't come up with a believable excuse not to attend. This organization, however, is different. Their employees are different, the leadership style is different, and their success and growth rates are different. Why? They believe in the power of their employees.
I started to get an idea that something was different when, a few weeks before the event, one of the branch managers shared that she and her entire team look forward to the annual meeting every year. Weird.