Do you think that a change of direction is necessary for your company to face the crisis? First check how your leadership is doing.
In dark times like today, strong and confident leadership is key to the survival of the company . If the helmsman does not know how to steer the ship, the storm can drag him to failure .
Having a good guide is essential to achieve defined objectives in a company, but in times of crisis, it takes more than just a boss to establish effective leadership.
In a crisis, the keys to leadership are as follows:
1. Strong Leadership
It does not mean being a dictator, but that the team accepts you as a leader.
Now is the time to tell everyone that you are the one who is going to lead, to request involvement in the project, to offer help to grow personally and professionally.
It is also the time to do introspection and ask others how they see you and how they want you to be.
Make sure you meet with each and every team member and make them part of the decision making.
2. Common Goals
You must be clear about where the company is heading, or if you will not navigate the drift.
Set goals in a specific, measurable, accessible, results-oriented, and time-bound manner, and you must pass them on to the entire organization to work on.
3. Laws of the Game
Every group works according to rules, written or not. And if it's not you who sets the rules, will someone else do it for you? that surely will not coincide with you. Therefore, set clear rules and communicate them so that they are followed.
In a formal organization, culture must be the basis of the relationship. It is not implanted overnight, but if it does not start, it will never end.
Define the key points of culture, write them down and have your entire company permeate it.
4. Action Plans
It defines the ideal organizational chart of the company, with positions, tasks and functions.
Analyze what your current team is like and establish individual action plans to accommodate the ideal and real situation.
5. Support in decision making
You cannot make all the decisions in your company, you have to extend decision making throughout the organization. Everyone must make decisions according to their level in the organization, however low it may be.
It is necessary to define what decisions each one can make and each one must be responsible for their area of influence.
It defines areas of action, grants responsibilities and supports the decision-making of each one.
You'll be amazed at the changes, both in releasing stress at higher levels and in team satisfaction.
Don't hesitate: delegate responsibilities!
If you have been successful in the previous steps, now you will have 100% commitment from your people.
They will know who the leader is, they will have clearly defined and accepted common goals, they will know how they have to play, what is acceptable and what is not, they will have improved personally and professionally with personalized action plans and they will be making decisions according to their position in the company; They will feel more important and know that they are a cog in a global system and their work will be much more rewarding.
This process is not easy, if not everyone would have done it.
But there are companies that have followed him and that is why they now have competent, happy employees and are much more profitable.
If you have doubts, seek the help of professionals, but start now!