What makes organisations successful?
Throughout my career I have been very fortunate in that I have had some excellent mentors and colleagues. They have and continue to show me how they develop thriving businesses, sometimes under challenging conditions. I have also had the benefit of experiencing businesses not so well run. Although this was not much fun, it was a great education that I thankfully did not have to foot the financial bill for. Most of the organisations numbered between 50 and 100 employees with the biggest being 400 employees and the smallest 10 employees.
These experiences have resulted in a passion for unlocking the untapped potential that exists in most organisations. What are the common factors that enable seemingly average people and their teams to develop extra-ordinary businesses or organisations?
My definition of success here is:
An organisation that continuously achieves or exceeds challenging goal targets and 90+% of the employees enjoy coming into work each day. (We all have our bad days)
The very successful organisations have the following in common:
The unsuccessful organisations showed the following characteristics;
Unsuccessful organisations can usually be turned around with a fresh outlook that unshackles the mind from old paradigms while developing the skill to discover new ideas and new solutions to old problems.