Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 20JUN11

“Thank God It’s Monday” is to help companies thrive!

This week’s focus: business execution

A captain sees the world differently from the bridge than what the folks in the engine room see and experience. If you’ve ever felt that things at your company just aren’t quite right but you can’t put your finger on what precisely those things are, then you’re in the same boat (pardon the pun).

The problem is that when you occupy the lofty perch of senior management, you only receive filtered opinions and feedback from the people below you. That disconnect between you and the operating levels of the company undermines collaboration and business execution.

How can you overcome this problem?  Get help from an independent third-party to assess your current situation to help you get the appropriate insights from the engine room to the bridge. This will help your company thrive.

[Note: Read the entire Fast Company Expert Blog post here.]

Thought for the week:

“When people leave a good company, it’s often because they don’t feel good themselves. They feel marginalized. The feel ignored. They feel underused. Few people spend every spare hour scouring the jobs pages hunting for higher salary. Most are driven back into the jobs market by frustration. Their bosses don’t listen to them.” – Sir Richard Branson, Business Stripped Bare, page 23

What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!


Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

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