2018, Vol. 12 Tying the Building Blocks Together


"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle."

- Napoleon Hill

Tying the Building Blocks Together

In January of this year, we introduced our topic for 2018: the building blocks of operational effectiveness. If you implemented the recommendations that were made throughout the year, the following results should have begun to be seen:

  • If your Leaders have begun to demonstrate the characteristics discussed in February’s newsletter , they are more likely to execute the necessary building blocks needed to create operational effectiveness.
  • Key knowledge and expertise will have begun to be effectively shared with other Staff so that your Company is building repeatable processes. Our newsletter in March provided some further insights to this.
  • Communication, so intricate to the success of any organization and/or initiative, will have improved. As we discussed in April, communication creates opportunities for better collaboration, shared ideas, and improved performance.
  • We often suggest to Clients that if they could create consistency in how they do business, it will produce great strides into improved effectiveness. Have you found that to be true as you created consistency in how you do business this year?
  • In July, we discussed commitment. By applying those attributes discussed in July, it strengthens the execution of the building blocks for operational effectiveness.
  • A foundational solution to building operational effectiveness is to create a culture of accountability. If your Leaders have implemented the eight habits of accountability discussed in August, you should have begun to see a change within your organization.
  • September provided some insights into establishing methods to measure your successes. What steps have you taken to more clearly define your successes and areas of improvement?
  • Unfortunately, 2018 has been a year with catastrophic events across the country resulting in multiple disasters. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to take steps to prepare for business interruptions.
  • Implementing those building blocks discussed throughout the year, your organization is better positioned to establish a sustainable organization, as we discussed last month.

Take a moment to consider these hints for building operational effectiveness. What one or two have yet to be implemented that will produce the quickest results? If you prefer having help in doing so, contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or to discuss how we can assist you.

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