In creating your company’s strategic plan, you’re familiar with three essential stages:
Where are we now?
Where are we going?
How will we get there?
The first two stages are undoubtedly completed with key stakeholders seriously focused in your company’s conference room.
For “Where are we now?” you connect your mission statement to your core values, then begin your SWOT analysis. As you move into “Where are we going,” you are forced to identify your sustainable competitive advantage – what makes you unique – and from that births a vision statement that vividly idealises your desired outcome. You now know who you are and what you want, but how are you going to get there and outshine your competition along the way?
It’s at the third stage of a strategic plan where specific activities must be identified to help you achieve your vision, and these activities are entrenched in the people who make up your organisation. “How will we get there?” could be interchanged with “Who is going to take us there?” The people who make up your organisation are the ones actively working within your finances, your customers and your operations. So, if you don’t have the right people in the positions you’ll need, how are you going to achieve your strategic goals and realise your vision?
Clearly defined positions are crucial for the success of all personnel, and this is where TTI Success Insights’ job benchmarking assessments make it easy for you to identify qualities in your current employees and desired outcomes in their unique positions. With a product such as TTI TriMetrix®, you can benchmark each position to identify the behaviors, motivators, acumen and competencies required for success in that position. Then, you can match the employee to his or her job and straightforwardly identify the gaps between the demands of the job and your employee’s capacity to be successful in his or her position.
Once you have the right people in place, you’ll be able to outshine your competition simply by fulfilling your strategic plan.
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