Hands on Management: Getting Focused
The power of Planning and Organising.
Does your company or organisation have a first class planning and communication system? If so, well done.
Your managers will have no problem knowing what is expected
of them and their teams will similarly know exactly what they need to do to support the company goals and objectives.
Sadly, in most organizations, this is rarely the case.
Planning and organisation might seem to be one of the simplest things to do in business but often neither are done effectively. Because having a first class planning and communication system is crucial to the running of any successful business.
Managers must know where they are going and how they are expected to get there; because if they don’t know then their people will be working blind.
Workable goals are a must. It’s all about “getting focused!”
Does your organization have a clearly articulated mission or vision? And is that vision broken down into specific and measureable objectives so that everyone knows what to do and when?
After all you wouldn’t get into a boat and sail or go on a holiday or set of on a journey without knowing where you were going and how you were going to get there. Yet we seem to forget that these are the exact same requirements we need in a business.
The key to high level results is committed and motivated staff. The only way to get that is for them to understand not only WHAT needs to be done, but WHY it needs to be done.
Lesley Morrissey is a seasoned author, coach, trainer, business consultant and professional speaker. In this book, ‘Hands on Management: Getting focused’ she provides a practical and pragmatic approach to this real world business issue with a particular focus on getting results.
“Objectives are not fate; they are directions. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilise the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future.” - Peter Drucker