Does the following sound familiar?
- Meetings, meetings, meetings – why doesn’t someone just decide?
- Conflict: People in different parts of the organization disagree on how and when they need to work together.
- Poor communication: The right information is not getting to the right people at the right time.
- Silos: Departments decide to “do it themselves” because they can’t trust their peers to deliver what was promised on time.
- Drift: The executive team decisions are not implemented consistently throughout the organization.
- Indecision: People that should be making decisions are not, resulting in delays, and missed opportunities and duplicated work.
These are just examples of wasted activities in organizations that absorbs time, wastes energy, and doesn’t produce expected results.
Organizations tend to attack these issues: they run programs on things like running better meetings, team building exercises, communications programs, leadership training, and so on. But most initiatives fail to deliver because these issues are symptoms, not the causes. Treating the symptoms is like giving an aspirin to treat a fever. The fever may go a way for a while, but the underlying disease is not gone. The fever will come back.
Growhmself can help you implement an accountability and authority framework in your organization in partnership with Effective Managers which has developed this straight forward approach, The Effective Point of Accountability®.
Most organizations have a strategic plan, but 70% fail to achieve their strategic goals. This happens because:
- Managers are spending almost half their time on non-value-added work.
- Accountability is critical to organization effectiveness, but managers are not clear about their accountability.
The research made by The Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, and Effective Managers investigating managerial effectiveness in the workplace revealed the points above.
The survey to assess manager effectiveness, and The Effective Point of Accountability® framework have been used successfully by organizations to improve accountability for the delegation of work and collaboration across functions.
You can now assess manager effectiveness in your organization, and receive a comprehensive, customized report. The assessment is completely confidential, and provides you with amazing insights into your managerial capability.
The effectiveness assessment is web-based, and requires only 20 – 30 minutes of each manager’s time. The results are presented together with benchmark comparisons, observations, and concrete recommendations for change. The meeting with the CEO and the Executive Management Team facilitated by the senior management consultant ensures that the results are understood, and supports decision-making.
High performing organizations ensure that their managers are aligned and working in a concerted way to help achieve strategic objectives, while maintaining operations and managing their subordinates.
The number one issue driving the lack of effectiveness is a lack of clarity of accountability and authority. Managers, from the CEO down, are not doing their critically important managerial work.
An effective change management program can make the difference. By attacking and removing the root causes issues symptoms such as diffused effort, poor communication, silos, missed deadlines, missed work, dupplicated work, and so on can be eliminated.
The common element? Having effective managerial leadership practices working in harmony throughout the entire organization, within a clear accountability and authority framework.
You don’t need to start from scratch. The Effective Point of Accountability can be used as a road map by organization to ensure that managers are clear about what they need to accomplish, and how they work together.