Certain factors determine the output, longevity and success of your organization. An organization takes its life from the human resources within its boundaries and sustains this life from the competition and challenges outside its boundaries. It is the job of the leadership of the organization to constantly strengthen the core and to ensure that the organization is sufficiently prepared to meet the challenges of the market efficiently. To grow and succeed, an organization's principal values need to be strong.
A strong leader is the first component in a plan for success. Find a qualified, experienced person, who can maximize the potential of the employees and create an organizational culture of mutual trust and cooperation. The ability to build a close link with employees, choose reliable and creative managers and to be approachable and inventive are some of the qualities an effective leader needs to lead an organization to success.
Dedicated and Motivated Workforce
The other important factor is a committed workforce. It is the employees who determine and influence the daily business successes of the organization; and the attitude and mentality of the employees plays a huge role in the success of the organization as a whole. Mutual cooperation and honesty are important characteristics; the energy of a workforce and its willingness to meet demands and challenges is a decisive factor in determining the success of an organization.
Will to Succeed
Adaptability and vision are two factors that create strong, competitive and forceful teams. Leaders and employees must be willing to adapt to change, whether the change is internal or external in the market, and then to come up with creative ideas and a vision to push the organization farther on the ladder of success. It is this enthusiasm and self-belief that strengthens the organization's core. The need is for permanent strength as well as the strength required to combat daily challenges.
If the organizational culture facilitates and encourages new ideas and developments, then it will succeed; but if there is a culture of mistrust and selfishness, then the organization will stagnate and fail. A culture has to bring the best out in its people and use that best to make the organization successful in the short and long term. Healthy competition, rewards, incentives, bonuses are important derivatives, but it is the human culture, an atmosphere of friendliness and cooperation, that is important as a success factor.
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- Harvard Business School; How Do You Weigh Strategy, Execution, and Culture in an Organization's Success?; Jim Heskett; June 2010
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