Answer the questions below to assess if your human capital is powering or hindering your ability to execute. Are your managers fully aware of the motivational needs of their team members? Is your organization fully able to attract and retain your top talent? Are your development, learning, and training programs fully aligned with your business strategy? Is knowledge widely shared across the organization? If you answered “No” at least once, your talent is disrupting your execution and the success of your business strategy is at risk.
Are your activities and structure consistent with your strategy and positioning? Consider the questions below. If you answer “no” at least once, you would be well-served to scrutinize the major activities being performed by your employees and weigh them against your strategy. If employees were asked, would they say that they spend their daily efforts only on tasks that are critical? Is your strategy a clear guide to help employees prioritize their daily activities and priorities? Do all employees clearly see the connection between their work and customer value?Is individual decision-making systematically encouraged?
The economic recovery in 2021 will put a premium on execution. Why? Because the operating environment will be more stable and predictable. 2020 was the year of big strategic changes; in 2021, you just need to execute well.
However, how do we even know how well our organizations are currently executing? Financials cannot give the full picture since they don’t tell us how much better we could perform.
We are a PI Certified Partner because we have a passion for execution – after all, you can only execute through your people. However, there is more to execution than human capital.
We recently became a Line-of-SightSM Certified Partner to help our clients execute better. Line-of-SightSM looks beyond talent to help you assess the five Key Success factors for Execution (let’s call them KSEs): Strategic Understanding, Leadership, Balanced Metrics, Activities & Structure, and yes, Human Capital.
We are launching a series of short tips on execution. Every week we will discuss how you can improve each of these five KSEs.