We dream of better futures, so we set Big Hairy Audacious Goals for our personal lives and our organizations, and work diligently toward their achievement. But because the due dates for our BHAGs are so far into the future, it is a rare event when we actually get to feel the thrill and satisfaction of achieving these long-term goals.
The last few weeks have seen me working remotely from locations in the USA (San Francisco) and throughout New Zealand (Oamaru, Hamilton, and Auckland). Even though I have been working remotely for many years now, I still have to pinch myself from time to time and reaffirm my gratitude for the technologies that allow me to perform my role and continue to work with clients no matter where in the world I am located.
The implementation of a business management dashboard in companies drives productivity and performance improvements in many areas. This fact has been illustrated and verified by a variety of research studies in the past decade:
One of the benefits of working with RESULTS.com is that we get to observe thousands of teams working on their Goals, and by analyzing the patterns we quickly learn what works and what doesn’t in terms of achieving better business results.
The Results way is our philosophy of how to do business in the new world. It is based on extensive research of best-practices, what works, and what doesn't. And it’s based on our personal experience from more than a decade of working one-on-one with thousands of business owners and teams, helping them to grow their businesses and realize their vision.
A survey published in Training magazine showed that employees want to discuss their Goals, Tasks and Results frequently, but most managers are not making the time to have these conversations. Here is a summarized overview.
The majority of managers believe that their companies lack a winning strategy. They struggle to set a clear and differentiating strategy, struggle to ensure that their day-to-day activities are aligned to executing their strategy, and they struggle to allocate resources in a way that supports the strategy - according to a Booz & Co survey of more than 1,800 managers.
From observing many thousands of clients using RESULTS.com software, I have learned some subtle differences that can make your Task management and Delegation much more effective.
I read some interesting research in HBR recently where 160,576 employees and 30,661 managers were studied to determine what style of management produced the most engaged, productive employees. Here is our take on the research findings:
How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but it has to really want to change. Trying to Change Others' Behavior.
Management (and life) would be so much better if we could make people change when we needed them to. Business execution and getting the results we want would be so much easier if people just did what we told them to.But it doesn't work that way. I've tried changing how other people behave. Most of the time it was unsuccessful. On those rare occasions that it worked, it didn't last. Often it was counterproductive and a waste of time. Like trying to get my daughter to pick up in her room.
Since implementing the RESULTS.com software, communication between staff members regarding reaching targets and goals has improved ten-fold. (There is also healthy competition with the new “gamificiation” feature!)
Tania Young – Director – BRAVEday
59 Grant Ave. 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108 USA
Shed 24. Princes Wharf, Viaduct, Auckland City 1010 New Zealand
Read Our Manifesto