All entries for Thursday 09 February 2012
February 09, 2012
As humans we can lose sight of the point quite often. Either because we haven't thought about something or we don't have the knowledge or skills. And this fact is absolutely understandable. That's why we study and read, have our eyes open to understand and improve ourselves.
Like us though, companies can lose sight of their strategy and vision as well. Either because the vision is focusing on the short-term (a year or less) or because of lack of communication and understanding. In other words, companies instead of having a long-term vision about where they want to go or how the company should be perceived, they function and make decisions in the short-term. Employees also, are not aware of that vision and the way to achive it and how their job relates and enhance the overall vision.
Therefore, it is important that the vision and the strategy of the company is communicated throughout the whole company, so that it's been embedded and people can relate to it. Thus, when we will be part of an organisation, let's make sure that we understand the vision and mission and try to relate our work with it. That's the only way that both we and the company will benefit. For us because we do something that adds value to the company and gives reason and meaning to our job. For the company because it has employees that care about the organisation's well-being and contribute with their performance to achieve its goals. It's a win-win situation either way...