Strategy Topical Area Forums
A business’s overall strategy defines its purpose for being, what it will do to achieve that purpose, and how it will perform these tasks. The long-term strategy begins with the organization’s vision, mission, and goals as codified within a long-range (5 – 10 year) strategic plan. Annual business plans translate the long-term strategy into projects, initiatives, and milestone goals that are more tangible to employees and for which distinct daily activities can be planned.
Execution Topical Area Forums
Operational execution represents the day-to-day realization of the organization’s business strategy; the physical manifestation of leadership’s decisions regarding what the organization will do and how those activities will be performed. To achieve real success, however, these activities must be implemented efficiently and effectively.
Monitoring Topical Area Forums
Surviving and thriving in today’s rapidly changing market requires organizational agility and the means to make rapid and sound decisions. Both of these activities require high quality and timely information on the performance of the internal organization and the many factors of its external market environment.
Management Topical Area Forums
The terms management and leadership are often used interchangeably and managers are frequently assumed to be leaders. Nothing could be further from the truth. The function of the manager, and therefore the definition of management, is to direct or supervise the resources under his or her charge to the accomplishment of managed group’s assigned work. Leaders are individuals of impeccable character, unquestioned integrity, and unwavering selflessness that endear followers and inspire trust. Therefore, while a manager can also be a leader, a manager is not necessarily a leader. Likewise, leaders do not necessarily hold management positions.
Values Topical Area Forums
Organizational values establish the boundaries of decision-making and the norms of individual behavior; profoundly impacting the way an organization conducts business. When admirable and commonly shared, values bind together the organization’s executives, managers, and employees; creating an engaging environment that outsiders will seek to join.
Talent Topical Area Forums
When highly skilled and knowledgeable people give the full measure of their creativity, intellect, and effort to achieving the organization’s goals, truly remarkable organizational performance results. Thus, talented personnel are the lifeblood of every organization and it becomes imperative that these individuals be valued and respected, inspired and motivated while at the same time being managed effectively and efficiently.
Career Topical Area Forums
Today’s highly competitive marketplace demands continued personal performance improvement in order for professionals to remain viable and accelerated improvement to move ahead. Add in the exponential growth in available data and the vast number of global newcomers and it becomes easy to understand why all professionals feel overwhelmed. StrategyDriven’s personal performance improvement materials help relieve some of this stress by providing field tested methods and hard won insights that are immediately actionable to help improve individual performance effectiveness.