To ensure you realize the vision, you need to have the right measures in place, and they need to be institutionalized. How you measure success can make or break whether or not you achieve it. If the strategies and objectives your team has created aren’t producing the desired outcome, you want to know as soon as possible.
First, you need to decide what you want to measure. It’s critical to have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve with the vision. You also want to measure every contributing factor involved in achieving the vision. If you’re not measuring the right things, the organization may end up going in the wrong direction — away from the vision.
Next, you want to establish effective measurement systems and processes to evaluate your progress. Then, communicate those measurements and how you’re delivering against them to the whole organization. Be open and honest, especially when the results aren’t favorable. The organization needs to know when something isn’t working.
Finally, continually take action — corrective or progressive — based on the latest results. And of course, celebrate all along the way!
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP ACTION PLAN
How will you measure your organization’s progress toward achieving the vision?
How will you ensure you have effective measurement systems and processes?
“You get what you measure. Measure the wrong thing and you get the wrong behaviors.”
~ John H. Lingle
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