A living approach keeps your team sharp
This blog is part of the 9 growth principles of Route ICR
Each week in our blog, we focus on the 9 tips that strengthen teamintuition in your business.
Today's tip 8: "All previous points converge in the organizational structure of your company: make it visible and shareable to ensure the team actively engages with it daily. Because what is visible receives attention. And what gets attention grows."
How would it be if all your team members, day in and day out, enthusiastically translate the vision & mission of your company into result-oriented behavior?
Start by ensuring that your approach, or rather your organizational structure, is documented. This makes it visible and shareable with your teammates. A welcome anchor to form a joint vision and approach, and thereby a solid foundation for developing team intuition. Two terms are critical for the organizational structure of your company (your approach), namely quality and structure.
But what is the relationship between quality and structure? Structure is a tool to pursue and achieve success in a manageable way. In other words, structure supports the process of moving from ambitions and intentions to desired behavior and pursued success. Thus, structure forms an important tool to consistently meet the desired minimum quality standards.
Define what the lower limit is for when something is considered good
Quality is much more than just a buzzword. When thinking of quality, entrepreneurs quickly think of ISO and procedure-driven activities. According to the dictionary, the meaning of quality is the degree to which something is good. So that's what it's all about, how good is your company really? And can you be successful when the quality of your product or service is lacking? What your customers experience as quality directly stems from the quality of your business operations. What is actually the influence of your management skills on the quality of your business operations? When is something actually 100% quality?
You will have to establish the lower limit for when something is considered good. This applies to your final products, the services you provide, but also to the organizational structure of your company. Then, these minimum quality standards must run through the veins of all team members. If expectations are not clear enough, there's often a loss of time, energy, and money. Team members are then unable or insufficiently able to follow the desired direction. As a result, realizing the vision quickly becomes jeopardized.
You must ensure that everything happening in your company meets the minimum requirements as the baseline of performance. Once that point is reached, you as an entrepreneur can say that you have your affairs in order. In other words, you have control over your company. The professional term for this is being 'inControl', and this is how you guide the growth process of your company in the right direction.
Question: Do you have control over the growth process of your business?