9 Signs of a Losing Organization
Poor Vertical Communication:
people have no clue of the big picture and do not feel that
their contributions are important; too much
uncertainty; people don't know what top-managers are thinking and
8 Common Errors in Organizational Change Efforts
By: John Kotter
Unleashing the Power of
"There are many forms and degrees
of cooperation between the worker and the management", wrote James F.
Lincoln, an astute
corporate leader and a member of
the founding family of Lincoln Electric Company. "The worker's
attitude can vary all the way from passivity to highly imaginative
contributions to efficiency and progress."
Motivating through Communicating
Your Strategic Focus
depends on having clear
Since motivation is personal, aim to align staff's individual drives with
the company's purposes in general and your unit's in particular.
"Most companies are filled with people who have
no clue of the big picture –
what the organization is really trying to accomplish
because they don't feel that they or their contributions are important, they
do their job... and nothing more".6
To unleash the power of your
achieve exceptional results, you must
empower employees and motivate them to follow through on your
strategic focus. Your business will be able to bring new
products/services to the market much faster if "everyone within the
organization had their heart and soul wrapped up in taking aim and shooting
at the same target".6
Effective Motivation: the Art, Science and Practice
is the process of stimulating an individual to take action that will
accomplish a desired goal. Highly motivated individuals can bring about
substantial increases in productivity and job satisfaction and substantial
decreases in tardiness, grievances, absenteeism, and so forth. Your
motivation strategy will determine how easily you can get down and do a
rewards do encourage people to produce results. But the kind of
ownership that really
generates energy is not financial. It is
– they energize people.
Become a positive,
encouraging person. Give people a sense of responsibility and make
them feel that their actions make a difference.
Communicate with people frequently and praise them...
Culture: 5 Elements
Strategic Intent to Motivate Idea Generation
Strategic intent is senior management's primary
tool for radical idea generation.
Senior management uses strategic intent to
communicate a misfit between current resources and corporate aspirations and
motivate idea generation when it actively encourages
the quest for new opportunities.
The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Practice Tips
Communication strategy is a coherence linkage never to be overlooked.
Communication needs to be comprehensively planned and spontaneous, as well
as top-down and bottom-up. Communication processes, including the target
audience, the message, the means of communication, the frequency, the
rationale, and the selection of communicators, must be tailored to each
purpose and constituency.
Your People Skills 360
Top organizations have a communication process that communicates the
knowledge and information that people need in a way that they understand and
can apply to their job.
Communication is neither a separate nor a periodic task. Use every means
available to let everyone working with you know your plans and your reasons.
A manager should provide team members with the information they require to
do a good job, communicating with them frequently, and giving them clear
guidelines on the results that are expected.
Communication is a two-way
relationship, so establish an enabling environment for other could give you
the information you need. Use feedback
to make certain that communication has become understanding and consensus.
Practice management by wandering around (MBWA).
Communicate with reports and
benchmarks that track business progress and anticipate issues and
opportunities, for example:
Focused meetings can also foster
clear effective communication, and spark action.
and Yang of Communication
10 Rules for Building a Business Success, Sam Walton, the Founder of
everything you possibly can to your partners. The more they know, the more
they'll understand. The more they understand, the more they'll care. Once
they care, there's no stopping them. If you don't trust your associates to
know what's going on, they'll know you really don't consider them partners.
Information is power, and the gain you get from
empowering your associates more than offsets the risk of informing your
The 10 Key Project Leader Skills
How To Break Down
Barriers To Communication
Three Key Benefits of Japanese Suggestion
Suggestion systems are a valuable opportunity for worker
self-development as well as for two-way communication in the
Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
5 Factors that Make a Project a Success
By: Eric Verzuh, author of
The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management
To be successful, a project must
communication among everyone involved in the project in order to
coordinate action, recognize and solve problems, and react to changes...
Innovation Management Policies for Large
Gates, Founder of Microsoft
10 Ways To Murder Creativity
Active listening is a habit that you can and should develop. Being a
great listener benefits managers by reducing misunderstandings, improving
information accuracy, and ensuring that they have complete information from
which to work. Employees, peers, and even your manager will open up more
when they feel listened to...
Yin and Yang of Effective Listening
5 Ways To Be an Unfair Critic
Criticize not just
the item in question, but the background of the person or
company responsible. If you can point out how much you
disliked something else from this source, by all means do
The Incentives that are Most
Potent when Properly Offered...
Qualities You Must
Possess to Motivate Staff Effectively...
Motivating Different People in Different
Motivating and Demotivating Factors in the Work Situation...
The 3 Ps of Motivation...
Using Involvement to Motivate...
Communicating Strategy as a Process...
Components of the Communication
4 Kinds of
Communication Within Organization...
Manager's Listening Skills...