For March, “12 Seasons” is about “inculturating” your business; that is…getting your culture to be the best it can be that’s compatible with your own core values. Pat Murray, long-time Vistage 1000-Club Speaker-par-Excellence, has for years talked about understanding the leader’s core purpose and his/her translation of that into the company’s culture.
Key to culture coordination is communication: frequent, regular, multi-media, consistent communication. Most of you have heard me talk about “WGMGD” — What Gets Measured Gets Done! But of course it’s really “What Gets Measured AND MANAGED Gets Done” — since if you measure it and don’t take action, nothing happens. In other words: we must communicate about the measurements, educate about what’s measured and what happened this time, talk about what to do about the latest measurements, and express key measurements as goals and targets. THAT is when good things happen!
Check out some of the dashboards at www.ceotools.com — all of them are aimed at measuring and managing better. And, why not take out your calendar right now and mark one-half hour each week to communicate with your direct reports about communicating WGMGD to all employees? Then follow up to see how communications went.
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