Watching a school of beautiful fish act in unison is a mesmerizing experience. Scientist theorize the reason fish are able to perform such a task without missing a beat is because the group believes in a higher purpose that is bigger and more powerful than any single fish agenda.
Small businesses can harness this research and implement these findings into their scope of operations. In fact, the #1 driver to employee engagement and commitment is an unconditional belief in the values of an organization's strategy. When employees truly believe in the company's mission, they perform better and find a sense of meaning in their work. Once this occurs, small businesses can experience higher returns and sustainable growth.
To accomplish this level of commitment from employees, there must be a well-defined set of core principles that are shared throughout the entire organization's structure - from top management to frontline staff. In addition, there must be a well-defined set of trade-offs that are ingrained in each and every member's brain.
A small business's strategy stems from the company's mission statement, and describes what is the overall purpose of the organization. The strategy explains what the firm will do to accomplish its mission, but it also explains what the firm will not do. It makes trade-offs. And once everyone in the organization is on the same page, they begin to act in unison and work together to accomplish a goal that is more important than any one persons agenda.
Take note: If you experience a lack of commitment from your employees that result in frequent call-outs, employee thefts, customer complaints, over utilization of personal devices during work hours, reduced productivity, or other acts of non-commitment ...the problem is not the employee, it's your strategy.
At Scopo, we want all small businesses to succeed and deliver on its mission. Contact Scopo today to speak with a trusted strategic advisor who has the expertise and capabilities to help your small business accomplish its goals...and you'll learn quickly why we say "Your Scopo is Our Scopo!"
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Joe Immordino, MBA