Covid-19 threw an unexpected wrench in many a business plan. What many thought would be a few months (max) of discomfort turned into years of changed policies, disrupted systems, and strategies informed by wandering through entirely new territory. In many ways, it altered the business landscape permanently. Employees need, now more than ever, strong leadership and effective communication. This means more transparency and agile flexibility. Adapting quickly to a changing workplace is no longer a "nice to have" option; it's imperative.
Have employees ever complained about useless meetings that should have been an email? Do you hear the words "TLDR" often in your workplace? Is there a constant undertone of complaining and frustration? Do project tasks have to be re-done because essential details weren't communicated correctly or at all? Your team is counting on you to create a sturdy structure they can rely on. When this structure fails or is absent, team morale flounders. We solve these common issues with custom systems and processes, helping you avoid this fate.
We do it this way because "this is how it's always been done" is one of the biggest downfalls in business operations. This way of thinking results in outdated, stale, ineffective business operations. When employees lose faith in your business's ability to adapt quickly enough, they ignore company practices and "go rogue" with their way of doing things. When everyone operates with individual processes, chaos ensues. The way to avoid this problem is to assess your systems proactively. Do they: serve your current operations? Support your employees? Contribute to outstanding products for your customers? One of the essential solutions we implement is systems to upkeep your systems.
Missing deadlines or "putting out fires" with urgent work on the Eisenhower Matrix shows that your business and your teams are working ineffectively. This usually is not the result of a people problem. This is typically the result of a systems problem. We help you identify the bottlenecks, communication mishaps, and time management errors that result in missed deadlines.
One of the most demoralizing experiences is applying maximum effort to your work and not seeing the results due to ineffective systems, poor management, and weak leadership. Progress is a core desire for all human beings. Internal system roadblocks are incredibly frustrating for employees because it feels like you're beating yourself. These issues signal a lack of care on the part of leadership. You want to identify and solve this problem as quickly as possible because it's the fastest way to lose your best talent. Honest communication, thoughtful processes, and responsive leadership are all ways to right the ship.
If you know you are (or you've hired) a hire-performing talent, but the results don't match up with the potential, you're likely spinning your wheels. This likely means you're stuck in a rut of upper-limit mindsets and unhelpful habits. These cycles keep teams underperforming, sometimes for years on end. The only way to change your circumstance is to change your behaviors. We create a plan of incremental improvements for your team that gradually lifts the underperforming flywheel. Focusing on the deeply rooted core issues first helps detach the team from bad habits and creates momentum for new ways of approaching their work.