One of our latest blog posts highlighted the inevitable success that results when you align the right people with the right strategy.
We believe that by understanding that each person has a distinct talent you will frame how they will approach their interests and their work. We also believe that the greater a person’s ability to match his talent with his work, the better his attitude and by his extension productivity will be. In our experience, most organizations don’t encourage the time and effort it requires to provide this advantage, and we can provide some advice on how to make this happen.
It’s imperative that business owners and leaders take every opportunity to know who their employees are and what they want from their lives and work. Such understanding leads to high workplace morale and high employee retention.
Is your organization one with managers expected to keep track of rotating teams, multiple shifts, and fluid reporting structures? You are not alone! BLOOM worked in partnership with a client whose needs went beyond the traditional manager/subordinate framework. The challenge was how can I safely "open" up my employees to allow an ever changing reporting structure? This client has rotating managers who manage shift teams of specialists in a 24/7 operation.
Have you ever paid more for something because of all the cool features, only later to realize that you will never use all the bling? The previous cell phone, camera, and computer that I purchased all come to mind. In all cases, the next time I got smart and paid less for less – and I am a much happier user for it.
We’ve said it before -- in fact we said it in a recent blog post -- but we have to say it again because we truly believe that it’s the key to your business success: your people are your most important asset. We have seen time and again that the right people matched to the right roles, aligned with the right strategies, yields maximum productivity and profitability.
Research studies have shown that 73% of companies that have a clearly outlined strategy have managed to achieve their growth goals. Imagine how much smoother the processes could be and how much greater a percentage would succeed if strategy and workforce development were in sync. By tending only to strategy or only to employee development, businesses fail to fire on all cylinders and reach peak performance.