Clarity In business vision is prerequisite for meaningful action and strategies
Daydreaming may show a brighter future but turning it real requires devising plans and strategies, which again need being turned into actions. Together, they pave the way for outstanding business performances; however, it takes a lot to get things on the right track for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And that’s tough.
Let’s start with the motivational part. Most corporate and organizations flog (well, figuratively) their employees towards the goal; seldom do these employees show real enthusiasm to reach their targets. Let me say this one. Goals are meaningless if they don’t contribute to your organisational Vision. Also if your Vision is know only to the few key people in organisation there could hardly be any involvement and enthusiasm from the rest of them. Try this one and you will prove my point.
So what is the highest motivator of all when we think about business vision?
I would say clear purpose before everything else. When people are on the same page we don’t even question their motivation. Roles, responsibilities and tasks are clearly defined and everybody know what they are supposed to do and what results are expected from them. Clear vision and purpose holds everything together even in situations when times are tough. Then, enjoying what you do is the second biggest motivation that one may come across but many are not able to work in their preferred field; for them, correct motivational strategies are paramount.
Knowing the business is a different thing; for success, these strategies must be kept fresh to cut out the struggles for translating, implementing and sustaining business theories into effective action plans. So welcome to strategy realization, an end to failures due to bad execution of strategies and onwards to striking strategic successes. Monetary rewards come, in my opinion, third. For above average performances you pay above average financial rewards. In order to win a talent war and attract people that can help you achieve your goals you must pay above average salary.
Linking personal development with the organisational strategic initiatives and business vision
Apart from motivational leadership that concentrates on achievements through sustained performances, it is also personal growth and human dynamics that it promotes. With phased approaches, performance factors are identified, which, if linked with initiatives towards strategies, results in optimized individual activities. This is what known alternatively as performance management and also involves (re)constructing organizational procedures and potentials.
Coming back to motivational leadership, it is absolutely essential to induce an effective competitive edge and growth in a team. Leadership is the tool that transforms strategies to results by playing the right strings in people’s psychology. However, without clarity of intent, people can’t be engaged and driven according to a strategy (action process). One must know what he/she wants at the end and the people must be worked towards achieving that goal. This brings us to planning a strategy towards action – a phased and synchronized approach that puts into use performance factors through charting a definite course. The strategic thrusts, thus, link projects, departments and individual capabilities together, ultimately enabling an organization translate effectively its strategic intent(s) clearly and powerfully towards its goal(s).
But then again, just applying a strategy won’t cut the cheese either; a creative approach that shall unfold systematically the strategy will. Integrating and putting action plans in sync is the key; it ensures every function and division stays mutually aligned.
So, to summarize:
- A business strategy must have clear intents behind, otherwise there would be no involvement.
- The strategy must be significant to each operational unit, otherwise there would be no commitment.
- It must help develop strategic thrusts as well as broad-based plan of action according to the important themes, sub-themes and projects that need to deliver the results.
- A clear perception of the resulting success and the way to get it measured.
- A clear process or evaluation, aligning and feedback options.
Such measures will enable every team member know their individual actions, the purposes behind and the emotional commitment they hold towards a project; once that is achieved, turning strategies into action will never be hurdle in a business process. With every team member on the same page, you are getting closer to your business vision and your dreams.