How much change is effective and how do you measure how much is effective?
At the heart of it I’m a computer scientist and almost believe their is a number you can apply to any analysis, but can you really measure if a change was better for a company? Granted in the end it’s all about if you can turn a profit, graduate more students, and so on but is that really enough? Research has proven over and over again that a happy employee equals people who will fight for their organization and the product or service they provide. This will result in profit/success if done correctly!!
How do you cultivate this type of a organization then?(Sorry big on bullet points)
- Reward everyone based on success but not only fiscally, seriously a simple recognition works. (Customer satisfaction, company/community involvement, returning customers)
- Find those who require only fiscal gratification and get rid of them.(Harsh I know, but who knows what they will do in the end)
- Include 360 degree evaluations of everyone, include customers, peers, and so on. How many managers/leaders ask for true evaluations from their employees or peers?
- Give your leaders the ability to efficiently evaluate their employees and vice versa. (Hard but 360 degree evaluations help)
- I know some of my friends will just give me grief about this one, but find a way to let everyone be involved. Focus groups with a way to create change.
- Get rid of regular evaluations!!!!! Create a enablement plan with result orientated goals including rewarding those who meet those goals.
I have no idea where I’ll be in a year, but you can guarantee I will continue to learn how enable organizational change and lead. Granted I want to make a good living but seriously money isn’t everything to 90% of the world, it can’t buy happiness.