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A Strategy Forecast

February 8, 2017

Strategy is what happens when an organization formulates a wise response to changing conditions outside of the organization.

A key element of an effective strategy is making sure to pay attention to the right external conditions. For the most part, they fall into one of four categories.

When you are formulating and implementing a strategic initiative, make sure that you are considering this checklist of potential external variables:

  1. The customers, who insure your organization’s survival.
  2. The regulatory environment, where policy can alter the competitive landscape in a moment.
  3. Complementary businesses, such as vendors, upon whom your organization relies for products, goods, and services.
  4. Competitors, who may anticipate the future first themselves or, on the other hand, may be making mistakes your organization must avoid.

A Person Is Never The Problem

February 6, 2017

The answers to chronic problems in an organization are rarely, if ever, safely laid at the feet of one person. The wise leader will see past personalities and focus on the way individuals within the group relate to one another.

In organizations with healthy interdependence, members say things like these responses from our survey The Engagement Dashboard (TED):

-When a problem repeats itself, I understand that I may be part of the problem.

-My actions are influenced by those around me, even though I am ultimately responsible.

-In turn, my actions influence those around me.

-The way people interact with each other takes on a predictable pattern over time and that offers real insight into the way people work around here.

Honest question – would your team members agree with these statements?

To find our more about how The Engagement Dashboard can unlock insight into your organization and point the way to improved productivity and engagement, click here.