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Lead employees by agreeing on objectives
04 July 2017
Creating business plans, setting business goals - these leadership responsibilities are generally time-intensive and always entail new challenges. With an eye on success and goals, it is sometimes difficult to see how to balance the needs of your employees and your business plan. But people and business goals are closely connected. Your qualifications and abilities help realise goals and advance plans. Investing in highly qualified employees and developing their talents pays off in the long run. Make sure your employees feel that each one of them makes an important contribution to the realisation of business goals. This strengthens identity and motivation. Clearly communicate your goals so that there is a shared consensus. We will show you how to reach an agreement on goals and optimally lead your employees.
Analyse plans, develop strategies and determine key qualifications
State clearly from the very beginning what you want to achieve in the next weeks, months and years. The next step is to decide how the needs of people and your business goals come together. Which qualfications are needed and which employees have them? Which abilities must be further developed to achieve your goals? Reaching an agreement on goals also begins with a decision on which abilities are needed in the future. Which of them do you already see in your employees? Which must be further fostered, and which individuals are not already in your company?
Reaching an agreement on goals - fostering talent
In the next step it is important to motivate employees and supervisors to work together to determine where action is required. The leaders of individual departments are best suited to determine qualifications and hidden talents, thereby creating a realistic picture of employees and their role with regard to business goals. Talents that were previously not needed may prove useful over the long term, in terms of achieving goals. Determine which people could achieve new things in different areas of responsibility. Using the rotation principle, you will quickly discover which employees can be appointed to fulfil a variety of roles and which employees are well suited to new tasks. Key qualfications can be strengthened in a targeted manner with further education opportunities, mentoring, and other educational programs. In this way you can train your employees while keeping an eye on the future.
Filling holes in your staff
Once you have an overview of the situation in your company you should determine what you lack to achieve your goals. Work on your employees' qualifications if your concern is reconciling the needs and demands of employees with business goals. The qualities you find lacking can also be supplemented with new staff members. The entire process requires constant further development, hard work, and an eye for anything that may be necessary in the future. Keeping an eye toward the future gives you enough time to recruit and train talent, further educate reliable employees, and to make use of hidden talents in new fields of activity.