At ALLAVANCE, we get a lot of opportunities to work on some deep-rooted issues faced by our clients. Some of them are listed below
- The employees of the company are not motivated towards getting their results
- The attrition rate of the company is higher than industry standards
- The employees of the company are not gearing up to face the challenges of the company
Each of the above might have different roots. In my experience, none of the situations were completely alike.
We are expected to start from scratch. There are checkpoints that lead to an accurate diagnosis. In this blog, I am going to speak about the very first one on my list. The VISION ALIGNMENT.
In my experience, the theoretical definition of a successful organization includes the following 3 steps.
Step 1 – The Dream
The leader of the organization has dreamt a Vision for the future. This Vision has to be as crystal as possible. Which means, that the Vision should be easily deduced by anyone reading it.
Step 2 – Communication
The Vision should be communicated to each employee. They should accept it too.
Step 3 – Engagement
The employees should be engaged by the Vision, once per day.
As mentioned earlier, this is a theoretical expectation. Our study and analysis would generate data about how far each company is from this theoretical expectation. Obviously, the further the reality is from the expectation, higher the potential for failure.
This checkpoint is usually triggered as a result of the challenge that most employees loose sight, or in most cases, don’t even have the sight to the Vision of the company. Look at the following cartoon.
I am sure that most management consultants must have used this in their sessions. This is a typical representation of most companies. Anyways, I will leave this for some other blog.
Perfect Vision Alignment is a difficult reality to achieve. However, in case of a drastic misalignment, we need to understand the methods and initiatives to close the gap.
I, however, speak from my experience. I would really like to understand if there is any other checklist equally important. Looking forward to your inputs.