Archive for July 26, 2018

Risks and Commitment

BusinessDictionary.com defines risk as “a probability or threat of damage, injury, liability, loss, or any other negative occurrence.” That definition could encourage folks to not act. Yet, on the flip side, one needs to consider the risk of not acting.

As a Business Leader, have you considered the implications of not committing to what needs to be done to achieve success for your Company? We continue to discuss the importance of the building blocks of operational effectiveness. What is the risk when a Company does not commit to building and strengthening its organization? Here are a few examples of what can happen:

  • Limits a Company‚Äôs opportunities for growth as a strong operational foundation has yet to be built
  • Increases the probability of errors as processes are not performed consistency and/or efficiently
  • Creates Customer, Staff and Management frustration because there is often lack of clarity of priorities
  • Wastes valuable time and resources resolving problems that arise

Helping a Company commit to building a strong operational foundation is what we do. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.

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Staying the Course

One of the challenges with commitment is that it is often difficult to stick with it. In a recent My COO Resources email, we shared some interesting statistics on how hard it is to stick with going to the gym. The point of the email was that even when we know there are many benefits to certain behavior (in this case, going to the gym), we have trouble staying the course.

We can be our own worst enemy as we allow external factors to compromise our ability to stay the course. As we continue to discuss building operational effectiveness and the commitment needed to do so, here are some hints to help:

  • Obtain clarity as to what the results will be if you stay committed to what you want to accomplish
  • Define what it takes to achieve the goal
  • Ensure this is a consistent priority
  • Establish accountability within your organization that will increase the probability of success

Whether you want to commit to going to the gym consistently or wanting to build operational effectiveness within your company, commitment positions you for success.

Do you need help staying the course? Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.

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Commitment and Operational Effectiveness

In our most recent newsletter, we discussed the attributes of commitment in order to yield our desired results. Most of us value excellence. Yet, we often are not willing to take the necessary steps needed to create it.

When the commitment is there, we are able to achieve much greater than we imagined. This applies to building operational effectiveness within an organization as well. This commitment includes:

  • Having clarity on what is needed to move forward
  • Ensuring it is a priority with you and your Team
  • Putting in the work necessary to begin reaping those results

Do you need help defining the steps needed to commit to building operational effectiveness? Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.

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