As you go about your company’s business day in and day out, you are focused. This is what you are supposed to do. So, if a cog in the machine is becoming loose, you may not notice until the machine requires service. Organizational Assessments offer you the opportunity to take a break and breath. You can celebrate the accomplishments and the milestones before you dig into the areas that require improvement.
Here are three reasons to regularly assess your organization.
What is Working?
In sales, a training tactic that is used is build-break-build. So, when you are going to assess your company, start with what is working for the organization. Whether your staff is meeting its sales goals or the staff in the shipping department has not had an accident for three months, celebrate the positives. Depending on your company’s size and current cash flow, you may take the celebration a step further and actually celebrate with a free lunch for your employees. If you cannot do that, letting them know their contributions are appreciated is a good idea.
What is Not Working?
The break part of build-break-build can be savage. So, it is important to stay focused during this portion. If you hire a third party to help with an organizational assessment, you are inviting a professional outside perspective to keep the session on the straight and narrow. Additionally, based on their experience and expertise, they can offer a valuable opinion and their own assessment.
What is the Future?
Now that you know what is working and what is not working, you can mesh that information together and build a plan for the future. Organizational Assessments from third parties are available because there is a hope that a positive ripple effect will occur with other companies and the economy.