Let’s pretend that the organization is a car (I seriously don’t know why I picked that example, since my interest in motor vehicles is nonexistent, but here we go).
Your mission is to get from A to B.
What possible barriers can you face? Here are six quick ones:
1 POOR COMMUNICATION
The oil in the engine. Without proper communication between leaders, colleagues, partners and customers, the engine will break down, and your race is over.
2 POOR MOTIVATION
The gas or electricity running the engine. The car can point at the right direction and still not move, if people don’t want to.
3 UNCLEAR GOALS
We need to know where we are going in order to steer the car. Unclear goals are a motivational killer and will not give us the focus and prioritization we need.
4 UNCLEAR ROLES
You drive the car. You check the tires. You buy snacks for the ride. You check the radio for traffic alerts.
5 BAD MEETINGS
Please let us not spend time showing PowerPoints before the ride. Be energetic yet efficient, contribute and decide.
6 BAD GREETINGS
The experience of the journey. Do you get along? Do you like the destination you are going to? Do you treat each other well? Do you listen attentively? Are you showing empathy and joy?
Communication, engagement and results go hand in hand. What results do you want?