When a company sets goals, the priorities are clear for everyone involved in the organisation. You want every employee, including yourself, to have focus on the goals that help them prioritise their time, and then review the outcomes vs goals quarterly.
Sounds easy on paper, but how do you put that simple step into action? There are three simple steps that could set your whole company up for success!
Each day the world is evolving into a more complex place to work and live, sometimes it is difficult to keep up with all the changes and innovations in technology, understanding how people to like to buy goods and services, how to manage people and how to run a successful business and then find time to enjoy some quality of life!
There are so many elements in a business that can go wrong, if left undetected something small has the potential to cause you major headaches. Sometimes the stress of it all is too much.
Imagine you are back in school or at university and you have an assignment due, you knew the deadline and you had the goal of completing the assignment before that date. The accountability we felt in those situations is what it is like when you work with a business coach – they help you stay accountable, no excuses!
When you run a business having the right attitude is a benefit, but sometimes it can make being objective difficult because you want to be successful. When you view something objectively, you view it with an open mind, considering the facts rather than personal feelings – that is one of the key things a business coach will do for you!
Having a business coach is not a luxury it is a necessity for your business because they will help you stay objective and will always tell you the truth about your business, even if it is tough to hear. This gives you the opportunity to focus on success.
Generally, Business Coaches have years of successful business experience themselves, they can provide valuable insight that will help you develop long-term and short-term goals and strategies, as well as improve your business in areas that you might have overlooked.
Goals & Motivation
A coach’s role is to support the person they are coaching and encourage them to really understand why they started their business in the first place. A good coach will help you discover again what motivates you, help you find that fire in the belly again – help you stop worrying!
Motivation is a powerful tool in any coaching situation and can be easily eroded when dealing with all the day to day stresses when running a business. You want to jump out of bed each morning eager to work on the goals you have set for the day.
Goal setting is not a new or revolutionary theory. Edwin Locke, an American psychologist floated his “goal-setting theory of motivation” in the 1960s. Like any sensible small business owner who knows a thing or two about motivational strategies, he saw a direct correlation between setting goals and completing tasks – as long as the goals are well-defined and challenging.
This theory has survived the test of time and helped many business owners to success. Over time it has evolved into setting SMART objectives, meaning that goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound.
Employee motivation is just as important and has a big impact on how you achieve your company goals. Motivated employees can lead to increased productivity and allow an organisation to achieve higher levels of output. Your business coach will help you develop strategies that motivate the whole company!
Discipline brings stability and structure into your life. With no discipline, we would all do whatever we wanted and make mistakes without taking into account the impact and effect on those around us. It promotes good human behaviour and a better society which makes it a more enjoyable place for everyone to live and work.
When we translate that discipline into business, the benefits are similar. Business owners strive to cultivate a workplace that has certain standards in place. Management and employees need to understand and strive to work within those standards.
Of course, discipline whether it is in life or work requires concentration, time management and commitment. Some days it may not be easy to ensure that you and your employees stay focussed and disciplined with regards to how you work, and interact with each other.
If everyone in the organisation understands the goals and has a plan to achieve them, the motivation and discipline will achieve results.
A good business coach understands how to implement strategies into your business that will deliver the results, strategies that include goals and motivation, discipline and coaching from an expert.