Leading a diverse workforce is about unleashing the power of diversity! A company with a diverse staff enjoys benefits that comes from having a group of people from varying backgrounds and cultures. The more people with varying opinions and experiences a company has, the greater levels of contributions that are made to the organization.
Hiring and retaining good employees continues to be a more expensive proposition every day for businesses big and small. You can’t properly scale your company without capable people to assume higher levels of responsibility. You also can’t sit back when one of these key people decides to go rogue.
About this time of year, most business professionals are immersed in the goal setting process; straddling the fence between ‘thinking about what goals to set’ on one side and ‘putting goals in writing for distribution to the rest of the organization’ on the other. There’s no question that your ability to achieve your goals must start with the goal setting process. But without effective management strategies for achieving your goals, the whole process usually dies at the goal setting stage.
What kills your productivity? Is it lack of direction? Is it lack of planning or focus? Well, based on a whole host of research by some much esteemed organizations, its distractions! In fact, the average person wastes up to 25% of their time each year engaged in useless or low level activities. 25%!
Employee reviews have earned negative ratings over the years. Feared by employees and bosses alike, they conjure up feelings of ugly conversations, conflict or worse, damage to the supervisor/ employee relationship. Unless policies exist that mandate performance reviews or the boss has already decided to replace the employee, these often undervalued discussions get avoided like the plague!
I was fortunate enough to listen in on a round table discussion between 6 multi-millionaires who had come together to share their secrets. Each had achieved success multiple times and had also suffered huge loses in the process. They were all successful enough to have reached their life’s goals but each man came to the meeting eager to learn new things from the others.
About the Author
Steve Smith is President and Founder of GrowthSource Coaching headquartered in Lake Forest, CA. He is an accomplished leadership, management and organizational enhancement coach who brings over 40 years of business building experience to every client relationship.