If your company could express its wishes, what would it say? Is it happy with its strategic direction? Does it fulfil its mission? Do you follow the flow of where it wants to go? What does your company want? Did you adapt your strategy accordingly? Would you take the time to listen to your company if it could speak?
Follow the goal of your company
The goal of a company itself is to produce results. All companies want to blossom and be proud of what it delivers. The company wants to be seen in the market. It wants to show its success. Your company wants to be useful, it wants to be in service. It wants to have happy employees that deliver good service to satisfied clients.
When a company owns one precise thought in the consumer’s mind, it sets the context for everything and there should be no distinction between brand, product, service and experience – Maurice Saatchi
Did you adapt your strategy accordingly? Much too often, we are too busy leading and developing strategies without following the company flow.
Creating a happy strategy
The happiest country in the world was just announced to be Norway. The criteria are based on per capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and absence of corruption in business.
As business leaders, we should integrate the same factors into the strategy of our companies to create a sound business. Too often, we tend to focus heavily on the financial objectives. Just as for a country, this does not make our company sound and happy. Focusing too much on the financials creates an unbalance in the company.
A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique – Michael Porter
The wholeness needs to be included to create a happy company with good flow in the long-term perspective. Each company needs an internal flow where all the mechanics work together to best serve the market. When we include the happiness criteria above into the strategy, the company becomes a whole. It gets a solid foundation. It reveals its happiness through its uniqueness.
The reflection of a happy company
We are strongly influenced by the situation in our industry, the balance of our company and the mood of our colleagues. We get influenced by going to your company every day. As a consultant visiting different kind of companies, it is fascinating to see how this reflects in the internal structure in the company.
The mission of the company is reflected in the way it is organised and lead. Do you focus on the wholeness you want to create as a leader? Do you focus on creating a happy company that fulfill its mission?
Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not – Valerie Bertinelli
Recruit people that are willing to play the game of wholeness, being positive and solution oriented. Put a ping pong table into the offices, make a sunny beach coffee corner, host creative workshops and create processes with flow.
Listening to your company will give you the opportunity to create a joyful company which is complete and fulfill its mission. Your company will be proud and would want to show it to the market which reflects rewards.
Good luck with listening to your company!
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