Assessing The Current State of Business Execution & Collaboration

Note: This posting is based on my weekly “Thank God It’s Monday” that helps you and your company thrive!

This week’s focus: business execution

As a business owner or department head, you undoubtedly think you know about everything going on. And, for the most part, you probably have a pretty good handle on the important matters. But, do you know everything that you need to know? Probably not.

The best practice is to have an independent, third-party conduct an assessment to help you better understand where things stand.

  • Your team members will say things to an independent third-party that they would be reluctant or hesitant to say to you.
  • You’ll get confirmation on things you may suspect are issues and you’ll likely learn some new things.

Whether your business has suffered a downturn and reduced headcount or you’ve grown in recent months or years, it’s critical that you take some time to figure out where you stand.

Your team will really appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback. This is a great, first step in turbocharging your business execution as it helps identify the logical and critical next-steps. This will help you and your company thrive.

Thought for the week:

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!


Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting

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One Response to Assessing The Current State of Business Execution & Collaboration

  1. That’s great advice, Dave. It’s like the challenge for any “expert” — sometimes we are so mired in our perspectives and habitual way of doing things that we subconsciously filter out what otherwise would be useful information. We don’t know what we don’t know and we don’t see what our mind tells us doesn’t exist.

    A third party is able to bring a fresh perspective and, by asking the right questions, can help identify issues that otherwise would stay hidden and fester.

    Whether it’s a business execution consultant, like yourself, or a business coach — or someone skilled in group facilitation — bringing in fresh eyes, ears and minds will always help a business see what otherwise would remain invisible.

    Now, whether they have the guts or gumption to do something about what’s discovered, that’s another matter, lol.


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