Friday, September 23, 2011

Defining Your Company's "Critical Behaviors"

Many companies outline a set of values by which they wish to operate, and they define the financial goals they wish to achieve.   Senior leaders often spend time describing those values and goals at various company events.  Company newsletters, posters, and wallet cards list the organizational values too.  However, many firms do not take the extra step to define clearly the individual and team behaviors necessary to live those values AND for the firm to achieve financial success.  Great companies take great care to outline the crucial behaviors required for success on both fronts (financial and values).   Moreover, they connect those behaviors to the personal development plans and merit assessments of each employee.  Goals-Values-Behaviors: Every firm should make sure they have addressed each leg of the stool.  

1 comment:

Doug E said...

I am reading Good to Great and Built to Last by Jim Collins. This is the same message he sends in these books.