Long-term strategies and short-term operational excellence.
How did they get into that place?
I understand all to well the pressures on business. My role as a business, human resource architect of solutions that turns around business to profitability is to balance both the short term without sacrificing the long term.
What is clear to me is that strategies come in many “time frames”
My mantra is: You must do today to protect your future, without sacrificing today!
- Always have a clear vision of your mission. Never take your eye of the goal. You lose this and you may as well pack up and go home.
- Your game plan is to continue to reach those goals.
- Key metrics are absolutely essential AND the competences to identify them and deliver them.
- There is no mission without margin so day to day focus on operational excellence is a MUST.
- A bright Tomorrow will not come if you don’t deliver operational focus today.
Business has to ensure it has competences that deliver today AND the long term.
Too many are tempted to go for one at the expense of the other.
That is why many companies spend “ oodles” of dollars to train and develop their work force only to lay them off at the first sign of lower profits.
Remember: there are Six things business has to be great at…. at the SAME time.
- Operational Excellence.
- Strategic development of its core business platform.
- Long term partnering.
- Developing a curious leadership talent throughout its employee workforce.
- Keep the momentum going, once you lose that “sense of urgency” for the LONG TERM all you are doing is surviving.
- Nimbleness of thought and customer anticipation is paramount.
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Posted on November 20, 2012, in HRMexplorer Blogs and tagged Business, Core business, goals, Human Resources, long term strategy, Management, mission, Operational excellence, quality, Religion and Spirituality, Student, vision, Workforce. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.