Productivity is a result. When your organization is productive, it means the people are engaged, thriving and are able to perform at high levels. The company is energized, enthused, and has a clear vision of what they need to do to get where you all want to go. The steps are clear and people are all contributing to make it happen.
When a company has gotten clear on the true purpose, and has ignited the passion for that shared vision, the people step up to the plate and make it happen. Being productive is not only great for the company, it's good for each individual to feel like they are moving forward, reaching their goals and targets, and playing an important part of the overall game.
High productivity comes from having the right leaders creating the right environment that allows employees to thrive and to feel empowered.
1. Dynamic Leadership allows natural leaders to rise up and lead by example. This is not only for executive management. It is for anyone who can lead the way to improvements and positive change. It is a way of transforming the organization by focusing efforts on what is needed to make people more effective.
Take some time to think about what in your company enables people to work at their best and what doesn't.
Dynamic leadership is forward thinking but it also is keeping everyone on the boat working at their best. Moving from an authoritative type of culture to one of believing the best of everyone and making the people feel valued is transformative for an organization.
2. Visionary leaders are those who are open minded, humble, down to earth in how they interact with people. Yet they also tend to be driven, goal oriented, focused on results, and hold a clear picture on where they are taking the organization. Ultimately, it is people who engage people so leaders play a pivotal role in the engagement of an organization.
Visionary leaders are here to support employees and to allow others to flourish and thrive. They are supportive and see the greatness and potential in people. They are forgiving and allow mistakes, as long as someone learns from it.
3. Trust and Freedom
Employees are more productive, creative, and responsible when given the freedom to do their jobs. We no longer live in times where people need hand holding or need to be micro managed. Employees are hired to do a certain job and managers need to get out of their way. A manager's role is there more to support and give guidelines... then allow the employees to excel at their jobs.
These qualities force the organizations to take on responsibilities and actions in a timely manner. Because changes are happening so quickly, we need a high degree of resiliency and ability to adapt quickly in order to stay in the game. An organization that is run by control or fear will never be able to make the necessary changes in the short time needed. You need to have a high level of trust with empowered employees that can make decisions and take action.