Identify Gaps That Impede the Achievement of Excellence
We are all guilty of setting vague goals. Whether you want to get in better shape or want to build an empire with a strong bottom line, to reach your full potential, you have to set more specific goals. For instance, instead of simply stating that your company needs to cut costs this quarter, set measurable and realistic goals that support growth. Initial goal restated may look something like reduce expense on Q4 operational cost by scheduling after hours machine downtime and temporarily suspending off-site company travel.
Unsafe working environmentOne of the most important but often overlooked obstacles toward goal achievement and company success is environmental health and safety in the workplace. One direct benefit of improved occupational safety is the prevention of accidents and injuries that cost companies time, money, and employee trust. A safe working environment allows employees to work efficiently toward achieving excellence. Additionally, this goes to show the employees that the company cares about their health and wellbeing, which motivates people to work even harder in a bid to achieve greater success.
Not putting a timeline to your goalsPutting a deadline to your goals is essential. It gives you a sense of purpose and urgency that will keep you working hard to beat the deadline. Working on a schedule is very important in achieving excellence, especially at an organizational level. By setting timelines and scheduling individual tasks, everyone has a detailed outline of expectations and how it supports overall success. Afterall, a goal without a deadline is nothing more than a wish.
Not doing incident analysis
Incident analysis is the structured process of identifying what happened in an event. One of the benefits of incident analysis is identifying how and why an event happened to reduce the risk of recurrence. Incident analysis provides insight into process shortcomings and helps refine procedures to mitigate pitfalls and overcome inherent obstacles. Only by learning from the past can we move forward toward excellence.
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