Monday, July 3, 2017

Ways To Ramp Up Your Employee Engagement Score With Strategic Planning Raleigh North Carolina

By Sandra Moore

To this point in the "Benefits of Deliberate Establishment" series I have talked about some of the chief organization-related benefits: more effective control over organizational change, additional operative management of growth to goals and increased focus on the critical issues. The article elaborates to us about the Benefits of Strategic Planning Raleigh North Carolina.

Employee Involvement; among the major people-related benefits of a deliberate plan is that it can increase morale and commitment in the people working in the organization in several ways: increased sense of ownership, commitment, and satisfaction; security and purpose; and trust. One of the primary ways this is accomplished is through involving employees in the deliberate formation process. Organizational leaders often choose to involve multiple layers of the organizational hierarchy in deliberate formation process.

You can provide this information in many ways - post posters, hold a "town hall" meeting, be a guest speaker at department team meetings, go on a walkabout and chat to people, send an electronic mail-out, distribute information sheets, hold focus groups, etc. Remember: just because strategic planning is an "executive" level activity, this doesn't mean that people aren't interested or don't want to have a say in where the organization is going. If they have a say, maybe they'll stay!

Invite input from a wide variety of sources. Definitely gather your executive team together for a specific strategic planning session, but don't stop there. Beforehand, invite employees at all levels of the organization, shareholders, customers, suppliers and advisors for their ideas. Ask specific questions appropriate to your audience. For example, you could ask customers what they think you do well and what other products or services they would like to see you offer.

Trust: The last big benefit of deliberate formation to employees that will be discussed here is increased trust. Essentially, when employees are involved in a deliberate formation process, trust in leaders can be increased because the process becomes transparent to some extent. When employees are not involved in the deliberate founding process, they often feel as though management is holding closed door meetings about the future of the company - something employees have a vested interested in and want to know about and contribute to.

Conduct the deliberate preparation activities. Work with the facilitator to determine the logistics of any pre-session activities. Determine how those activities will be conducted --- by phone, email, fax or mail? Who will disburse the information? Who will gather the responses, compile and distribute summaries? Determine who is to be contacted? Work with the facilitator to develop an agenda for any face-to face deliberate thinking sessions.

Customer/Client Involvement: At the other end of the spectrum, and possibly surprising, deliberate formation can be an opportunity to involve clients and customers. While it is probably not advisable to include clients on the Deliberate Formation Committee, due to the obvious conflict of interest, it can be quite useful to gather client input so the organization can plan to respond in tangible ways to client needs and interests.

Deliberate realization has many operations-related and people-related benefits. These include effective controller over structural revolution, more effective management of progress toward goals, improvement of internal processes, increased focus on the critical issues, and increased morale and commitment from employees. If you don't have a deliberate plan, now is the time to commit to developing one.

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