WHY NOW, WHY TODAY
THE TIME FOR ACTION
Focus: Outline management actions for improvement now.
Today is the perfect time to refocus, revitalize, reinvent, or
reorganize your organization. The opportune time for business improvement is
during periods of slowdown or a crisis. Many organizations are tempted to deploy
crisis management during these times. This is a mistake that could lead to a
fatal error for the organization. Economic downturn is the time when it is most
critical not to abandon sound leadership principles for business success.
is the time to:
Provide a common focus
Improve business processes
Develop your people
People rally around a cause. Today, you have the opportunity to
focus the organization around the common cause--keeping the organization going.
The organization needs to engage the minds and the hearts of its people to
believe in a sense of purpose for themselves and the organization.
on the output of your process
toward your customer
mind, heart and resources
the desired outcome
focus with everyone
People can improve processes that achieve bottom line results.
Processes are just as important today as they were in the past.
Processes are the key to surviving today and then thriving in the future.
These days, the organization can increase productivity and improve processes to
reduce costs, increase competitiveness and satisfy customers.
Improve, invent, reengineer, as
Make productivity and quality an
Promote a disciplined approach
Recognize the value of people
Orient toward the customer
Visualize the ideal, long-term, total
Encourage relationships between
process owners, suppliers, and customers
People make the difference in a high performing organization.
Currently, your organization can take advantage of economic conditions to assure
your people are the best. You can develop your people to build their competence
and improve the strength of the organization.
competencies for high performing organization
standards of performance for your organization
development through training, education, coaching
people take responsibility for own development
progress by behaviors and results
excellence in everyone
is easy to come up with excuses. You
may think the following:
too thin by doing too many things