Q4 is a notorious time for business owners to do two things; push results for a successful year-end and contemplate and plan what will make the new year successful.
Do you ever have trouble getting everyone on board with a new growth strategy? Consider that your business strategy is words and numbers, owned by you, and accountable through your efforts, unless you also spend time organizing the processes for achieving your goals AND identify how your people will help you get there.
Your business strategy, whether it is a growth agenda or exit plan, must be tightly integrated with a people strategy, that ensures everyone is clear about what they will contribute and how they can manage obstacles along the way. A people-powered business strategy blends high-level thinking with a well-planned tactical approach to getting things done. People-powered companies aim for clear integration of talent that aligns individual and collective strengths with doable efforts in a powerful merging of the minds that gets things done.
When you integrate talent into your strategic plan you view your people through a different lens than the one of day-to-day accomplishments. Including talent with a growth strategy enables you to elevate individual and collective employee strengths, engage your people in a shared strategy, and retain their interest all the way through. That’s how you harness the power of your best competitive advantage.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a super successful New Year!