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[A] decade’s worth of data derived from more than 700 companies strongly suggests that the rational way to achieve superior performance—focusing on its financial and operational manifestations by pursuing multiple short-term revenue-generating initiatives and meeting tough individual targets—may not be the most effective one.
Rather, our research shows that the most successful organizations, over the long term, consistently focus on “enabling” things (leadership, purpose, employee motivation) whose immediate benefits aren’t always clear. These healthy organizations, as we call them, are internally aligned around a clear vision and strategy; can execute to a high quality thanks to strong capabilities, management processes, and employee motivation; and renew themselves more effectively than their rivals do. In short, health today drives performance tomorrow.
—Colin Price, McKinsey & Co.
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“We asked Eric to help us untangle some difficult work relationships. He did an excellent job listening to everyone and prepared an insightful report that validated people's depth of concern. His analysis helped us focus attention on what's most important and opened the door for us to make some important changes. Equipped with Eric's perspective, analysis, and his facilitation help, we were able to fix relationships and substantially improve morale.”
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We help you and your people step-up to challenges and move forward. When you are stuck, performance is subpar, and trust is low, it's time to focus on alignment. Whether you run a small team or a large company, success comes only when everyone pulls in the same direction.
For high performance, you need alignment on:
Creating and maintaining alignment requires for first-class communication. Information, ideas and feedback flow freely so that people can make sound decisions and take the right actions. When people disagree, itís about ideas—not personalities. People trust one another. They pull together and focus on producing business results.
Eric Svaren draws on years of experience and the latest research into best practices —not "touchy-feely" exercises—to help you get traction. He is founder and principal of Groupsmith, a Seattle-based firm specializing in helping managers and employees who are stuck— by facilitating change, clarifying strategy, strengthening trust, and improving communication. He works with teams, workgroups, and enterprises of all types and sizes.
If you're ready for more traction, call Eric at 206-352-2400. He'll be happy to discuss your situation on the phone at no charge.