Managers—from the executive suite to the frontline—are critical leverage points in your organization. Are they equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to inspire their teams and deliver results? Share this quick, actionable management primer to make sure they're on track for high performance.
“Khorus is simple to set up and provides company-wide visibility and weekly progress. Plus, it gives me timely reports on goal likelihood and quality so I can address issues before they impact the business.”
In workplaces that are more collaborative than ever, employees must understand their own and their colleagues' strengths if the company hopes to reach peak performance.
In other words, it's no longer enough for your workforce to simply understand what the strategy and objectives are—they also need a system for determining how the work can best be carried out, based on healthy working relationships and an understanding of their own and their colleagues' unique strengths.
Research finds that top execs know about hardly any of the problems facing their own companies—but their employees know about all of them. Here's what to do about it.
In 1989, consultant Sidney Yoshida presented a study known as the "Iceberg of Ignorance," showing just how blind executives are to their own organizations. Yoshida's work revealed that at Japanese automaker Calsonic, frontline workers knew about 100% of the problems facing the company--but company leadership was aware of hardly any of those problems.
What's the number-one challenge CEOs and leaders face? There's a strong case that you could sum it up in nine simple letters: e-x-e-c-u-t-i-o-n.
Execution is hard work. It's all too easy for organizational ADD to kick in as you pursue a strategy. If you're not relentlessly bridging the gap between where you want to go and what people are actually doing, your organization is going to move ahead about as fast as a derailed train.