Connections Online: Setting Up Your Employees to Win
In August, Connections Online hosted a 30-minute educational webinar featuring company principal and industry expert Jim Cardwell. The webinar was designed to help customers and prospects understand the philosophy and methodology behind the Connections Online (COL) process. This is an ideal tool to introduce or orientate new people to the process or reinforce COL with people currently engaged with COL.
The philosophy centers on the fact that people want to win. People, employees, want to make a difference. The challenges in today’s environment are distractions that promote a stagnant or struggling organization.
· 80% of people say there is a strategy but only 15% can correctly tell you what that strategy is.
· People spend on average 35% of their month in meetings, 50% of which is considered wasted time.
· 65% say the work they do is not measured, visible, or accessible.
· 49% are not expected to perform at a high level
· 64% of work teams have no plans for ways to help other departments reach their goals
Connections Online allows people to come together around a common focus; an ecosystem where everybody wants to be a part of the whole—where people want to win and succeed.
COL fosters a new way of thinking in today’s workplace
Connections Online teaches companies to treat the organization as connected, not individual pieces. Everyone in the company—from executive to part-time staff—knows where the company is going, can picture what the future looks like, what they need to do, what the company needs to do to get to that future, and they know their part and how they are accountable.
This begins with building a successful strategy: who are we, where are we going, how are we going to get there, how are we going to run our business, and how are we going to provide profit to fund future growth. COL is then used to define and do the actual work via an organization scorecard that consists of corporate and department metrics and corporate and department projects.
A truly unique feature of COL is its dialogs. Dialogs humanize the work process and when followed provides a direct path to gaining information needed to ensure the project work is on track. In this presentation, Jim discusses the five monthly dialogs within COL that ensure accountability.
Overall, COL’s strategic planning execution process establishes organization performance clarity, sets a fair level of accountability, builds teamwork, creates transparency, streamlines meaningful performance, builds organization pride, and ultimately sets people up to win so your organization wins.
Click here for a recording of the webinar.