Has this been a good year for you, your team, your business?
The economy has been good, and you’re happy with your company’s results. But are you truly happy with the performance of your leadership team and employees?
Beware of receiving “false signals” about results that mask how well you and your leadership team are performing.
Here’s an example of a false signal: “Everything is great because we are meeting our budget and growing our business.” However, this positive result can be economy driven and have little to do with your performance. Do you remember the saying “even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while”?
How can you as a leader know if your team could have performed at a higher level and delivered even better results? How can you guard against “false signals”?
Set up a year-end feedback process to receive input that will confirm how well you, your team, and your business are doing.
Problems in specific areas can be hidden unless you look closely beyond the results. How do you do this?
1. Investigate the possibility of conducting a customized 360-degree feedback survey on your leaders. This effective tool helps you identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in the competencies and behaviors of your leadership team.
2. Investigate the possibility of conducting an employee engagement survey. High-performance organizations achieve success by having engaged employees, effective managers, and a structure that supports change and growth. Do you know if you have a high-performing team? It starts by using this tool to measure performance.
If you’ve had a great year, then make next year even better by not letting “false signals” trick you today.