What we mean by owning their job is that:
- Every employee fully understands the goals of the company.
- Every employee fully understands their own goals, towards the goals of the company and knows the critical steps necessary to achieve those goals.
- Every employee, on a regular basis, knows how they’re doing against the measures of their goals.
- Every employee knows they’re accountable for results, not just activities.
It is possible for every employee in your organization to own their job. However, for that to happen there has to be a clear line of sight from your organization’s vision to your strategic plan, from your strategic plan to your initiatives and from your initiatives to departmental and individual goals. It’s all about clarity, alignment and engagement.
Tomlinson & Associates uses the KeyneLink Process that enables an organization to manage the multiplicity of what needs to get done throughout an organization. This includes both executing strategy and executing the day-to-day things that comprise the activity of the organization itself. Because what employees get done or don’t get done determines what the organization gets done…
In Jim Collins’ book Good to Great his research team concludes that strategy doesn’t separate the good from the great…execution does!
The Age of Execution is Upon Us!