How to Be Prepared for When the Sky Is Falling!
As a business proprietor, you’ve seen the challenges and tribulations of running an enterprise. When things get difficult, you’ve experienced it first-hand that there is a tendency to react instead of leading. This could lead to the mental state of crisis, which then flows into your staff and can negatively impact your team’s overall morale and chemistry. If your team members are feeling the stress of this kind of situation, they begin looking for ways to get out. One last factor you want would be for the team members to quit you dry and high. Here’s how to take charge instead of reacting when the sky falls.
If everything seems dark, it’s your business WHY that will allow you to show you in the right direction.
Success begins with the Why. Simply put, what is the reason you choose to do what you do. Once you know that, it will guide you through the turbulent waters of business. It will attract those who have the same beliefs as well as customers and employees. Simon Sinek’s “Golden Circle” shows how a business that understands its purpose is more effective and inspiring the people around them where others aren’t. Check out Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk: How Great Leaders Can Inspire Action to hear him discuss this simple yet powerful concept.
As Simon Sinek beautifully said, “People don’t purchase the things you’re doing, but they purchase the reasons behind it.” Think carefully about your reason?
Very few organizations understand their mission, and few actively promote the reasons behind it. The most crucial thing you, as well as your employees and your clients, can understand is the reason your company exists. The WHAT and HOW are based on that. After that, you are able to discuss your beliefs and draw others who believe in the same beliefs.
Why is this so important?
If you hire people with similar interests and they don’t just show up to work to collect a check. They’ll be there to work with you. Your company will attract loyal employees as well as customers who want to be part of your work. This is how your business will be able to inspire others in ways that others can’t. When the skies are falling, your employees will stay close to you to help solve problems and strategize, doing whatever is necessary to advance the goal.
Here’s how to be a “doomsday” preparedness expert:
1. Start with the WHAT
The most important thing than sharing your business’s WHY to your clients is sharing your reason with your employees. It is essential to spend some time with members to help them understand your vision for the business. Get together with your team members and hold a “WHY Discussion.” This is the time to bring your passion to your team members and motivate every one of them to take part in your cause. Make them feel the conviction behind the reasons you are doing the things you do. The reason your business was created and why it is ticking. If we are able to share the values that we believe in, we will inspire others who surround us to support our cause. This could be their own cause as well. That’s the power of the why. We follow the leaders in our own interests, not for us, and because we’d like to, not because we need to. We do this because we believe in what they believe in, and it motivates us to act. It is essential to start with the WHY, and the team, determine the exact things you’re offering or offering others. It’s your company’s product or product with a function. When the team and you have selected the product for your company and you have a measure of your performance in the delivery of it.
2. MEASURE PROGRESS
Monitoring KPIs and holding your employees accountable for their performance and achievement of goals is often seen as cold management, cold and uncaring. This isn’t necessarily a sign that you’re not doing it correctly. Remember that statistics are the primary language that your company speaks but not the one that naturally motivates your team. If you’re in the office and insist the team “get your numbers in order,” you’re not likely to encourage them to increase their performance. If your team isn’t equipped with a scoreboard that allows them to see their performance and track their progress toward achieving the target, they’re unlikely to feel like they own their product. If your team is only informed about their numbers only when they’re struggling or “feel” from you that their numbers are dropping and then analytics turn into negative. It’s likely that if you’re doing this in this manner, the team is feeling like they’re being micromanaged and may feel unsure. That’s when loyalty to the company and morale starts to decline. This is the reason you require a scoreboard for your company to show the products of the company which your employees are enthusiastic about and the progress made toward that goal. This is the product with the purpose that was discovered in the first step that can be evaluated and then displayed for the whole team to view.
Every team member must have the metrics you have on your scoreboard to assess their contribution. They should also be able to observe how their contributions flow downstream to the team’s KPI (Key Performance Indicator). The total of your KPIs is your product for your business.
If teams have met KPI targets within a specific period of time or members are meeting the established benchmarks and goals, Everyone should be celebrating. Celebrate these successes together with your team, and giving them a reward for their efforts gives them a sense of recognition and motivation that motivates your team members, as they are aware that they’re making a contribution to the success. The team isn’t able to appreciate how significant their contributions are when we don’t measure their performance in a manner that lets them monitor their personal results.
3. Lead your team to success
The scoreboard in your company is vital but measuring results isn’t enough. We must act on the data to ensure that our company is making good choices in order to accomplish our goal. Certain numbers should only executives can be discussing. For instance, total collections as well as total accounts payables as well as total output. If these metrics change and the executive team has the duty to analyze. Determine the weak metrics in the upstream which are responsible for the decrease. After identifying the problem, you should meet with the team member or team member accountable and discuss how the poor upstream metric affects your downstream group KPI and, ultimately, the company’s product. When employees realize how their upstream metrics impact the achievement of the company’s goals, They also grow in their awareness of the importance of their roles are to the goal. In addition, they get more enthusiastic about the product they sell, but they also become more enthusiastic about their job and the product they create in order to help the vision of the company. This passion is what ignites strategies and problem solving that help your team to overcome the inevitable obstacles in the pursuit of your business’s vision.
When you take the steps listed above, it’s not just about setting the stage for overcoming the challenges of business with an inspirational leader by gaming your company.
Gamification is the process of creating an environment that is inspiring as well as rewarding and full of enthusiasm to help you achieve your goals. Gamifying your company starts with the WHY. It creates an environment of accountability and efficiency that pushes the needle of production.
To find out more about how to gamify your company, download our free eBook: Blue Is the New Black The art of Gaming Your Business. It is essential to be aware of your goals and be able to communicate them to other people. If you do this, you’ll be able to attract a team who makes your vision their own and becomes as committed to getting it done. You’ll draw customers who want to buy from you not because you offer an item they require and want but because they believe in your mission. If things are going down, you must remember that it’s the business’s WHY that guides you and your team towards success. If you are able to gamify your company, you begin with your WHY and then put the strategies in place to keep encouraging your team and guide them to realize your goal!
Find out more about the terms bolded found in this article. You can learn more about the bolded terms by going to our blog and then reading the following posts (blog link is below):
KPIs: HOW DO YOU be fluent in the LANGUAGE of your company
Upstream Metrics: How to become fluent in the Business Language of Your Company
Gamification: You can SURVIVE EMPLOYEE APATHY