Only 14% of Employees Know the Strategy

Why don’t more employees do what they are supposed to do?  Author and consultant William Schiemann might have part of the answer—only 14% of the organizations he polled report that their employees have a good understanding of their company’s strategy and direction.
For leaders looking to close the alignment gap in their organizations, here are three key steps:

  1. Develop a clear, concise, agreed-on strategy with priorities and accountability
  2. Use data to measure progress towards goals and initiatives
  3. Build a rhythm of focused meetings to review results, resolve areas where people are stuck, and commit to a focused set of actions over the next 30 days

No organization can perform at its best with only 14% of its people rowing in the same direction.  Take the time to set (or reset) a clear direction today.  It can save a lot of time, work,  and wasted effort down the road, and best of all, it will improve the value of your business.

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