You’ve just embarked on your organization’s strategic plan. This strategy will solve the company’s major conundrums, and increase its efficiency, effectiveness, and overall productivity. The leaders are all on board. Your employees have been introduced to the new, exciting direction.
So, why does it feel like no one is moving?
Chances are, your employees are just as excited about the new initiative, venture, or directive as you are – but if they don’t know how to implement it, they might feel as if you’ve left them up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
Get In The Boat
If your department managers are still asking questions, and facing confusion from their employees, you need to show them that they haven’t been abandoned. Get in the boat with them and help them navigate the challenges they’re facing. I recommend that you open the discussion by asking four questions:
Who’s At The Helm?
Your job is to steer the boat, not to micromanage the rowers. As a leader, you are at your most effective when engaged in high-level strategic thinking about the business goals. Don’t get pulled into fixing problems for managers, which only undermines their accountability and robs you of valuable time. Make sure your managers have the authority to solve issues, delegate tasks and ensure standards are met. By providing support to them while maintaining focus on your strategic vision, you’re on the way to success.
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