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Frustrated with your current situation? It doesn’t have to be this way!
High performing organizations ensure that their managers are aligned and working in a concerted way to help achieve strategic objectives, while maintaining operations and managing their subordinates.
And yet our research partnered with the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa finds that organizations uses 45% of their managers’ time ineffectively. This is a systemic problem in organizations. The number one issue driving this lack of effectiveness is a lack of clarity of accountability and authority. Managers, from the CEO down, are not doing their critically important managerial work.
In the March 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review, Sull, Homkes & Sull discuss their research on strategy execution. One of their findings explains why work that is delegated down the organization is not sufficiently focused. In spite of ongoing communications for the CEO about strategic initiative, in their poll fewer than one-third of the CEOs management team could name even two of the five top strategic priorities. Only 55% of the middle managers were able to name even one of their company’s top five priorities.
An effective change management program that is rooted in accountability can make the difference. By attacking and removing the root causes issues symptoms such as diffused effort, poor communication, silos, missed deadlines, missed work, supplicated work, and so on can be eliminated.
The common element? Having effective managerial leadership practices working in harmony throughout the entire organization, within a clear accountability and authority framework.
Yes, it’s work, but there are tools and techniques you can use. You don’t need to start from scratch. We have developed an approach – the Effective Point of Accountability® – that can be used as a road map by organization to ensure that managers are clear about what they need to accomplish, and how they work together. Rely on our 40+ years of organization change experience to kick start your change process – starting where you are, and helping you make the necessary changes in a sustainable way.
In these days of COVID-19 we are all experiencing change. Our transformation support is designed to virtually help you navigate even in these turbulent times.