It is one thing to be aware; the next step is to be aligned – #3 in this 6-part series, How to Make Your Company the Best Place to Work. Not only do you want your team to be aware of self and others and of the company culture, mission and values, you need them to be aligned. When all of your employees and systems are working towards the same goal, mission and values, your company, products, and services become an unstoppable force.
EDITOR’S NOTE: SEE PART 2 AND PRIOR BELOW
Conversely, picture cogs in a gear. What happens if one of those cogs is out of alignment? Friction builds, your machine slows downs and, eventually, stops. But now, imagine the power of a laser beam. A laser is created when light waves are coherent and “aligned” – generating high focus and impact.
A coherent, aligned and engaged workforce will save your company money by reducing turnover, absenteeism, and health care costs while improving customer services and increasing innovation.
You will also be doing your part in creating happier, healthier employees, which has a ripple effect on their friends, family and the community at large!
Tips to create alignment in the workplace to tackle high turnover and burnout and increase productivity.
- Offer an all-company retreat, where leaders and teams co-create the set of cultural values that drive your company.
- Use those cultural values to hire. When hiring potential hires, make sure they are a good fit for what you and your company have established.
This Week’s Action Steps:
- What is your personal North Star?
- What is your company’s North Star?