Once you’ve created strategies to move you in the direction of achieving your vision, align every aspect of your organization to support them, including your systems and processes. Here are three key tips to get you started:
1) Keep systems and processes as simple and streamlined as possible in support of your strategies. As a leader, it’s your role to look for opportunities to reduce complexity. Too many layers and fragmented processes create inefficiencies and lower productivity
2) Assign one accountable person to each system and process. Be clear about your expectations to keep them simple and effective. When possible, insist on universal systems and processes, and only allow exceptions when there’s a clear business necessity.
3) Have concrete measurements in place and a highly structured and managed budgeting process to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
Create strategies to move you in the direction of achieving your vision, and align every aspect of your organization to support them. By aligning your systems and processes, you’ll keep the organization running smoothly and effectively toward the vision. This is the key to success for an Executive Leader to ensure efficiency and effectiveness as you go for your vision.
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP ACTION PLAN
How can you better align your systems and processes to your strategies and vision?
What systems and processes in your organization need to be reevaluated now?
“Management works in the system; leadership works on the system.”
~ Stephen R. Covey