A self-reliant team is essential for a company to exist and thrive. For a company to be successful, it must have people who buy in the company’s Purpose. TEAM members at all levels need to feel and act like owners. TEAM members must continually set goals individually and always work in alignment with the company’s mission.
A company can’t rest on one or two peoples’ shoulders and be successful long term. Responsibilities need to be divided up. People need to train their backups to be ready to step in if something happens to the primary person in charge. Building teams to share the workload takes a lot of weight off the owners’ shoulders and creates multiple accountable individuals. It also tends to result in happier employees who feel more engaged in taking the company forward. It also makes it easier to identify people who may no longer be a fit or who may not be able to keep up.
A mission-driven company is driven by what I call the Three P’s- Purpose│Passion│Pride. The foundation to a great company is ‘CULTURE,’ and culture is driven by each one of the three P’s
- Creating A Culture of Purpose-Take a look at companies whose success is perennial. They sustain themselves by generating a significant, positive impact for everyone their operations touch. They are keenly aware of the purpose they fulfill for clients, employees, community, and others – Purpose is integrated into the business as part of its core culture. Therefore, establishing a culture of PURPOSE.
- Creating A Culture of Passion- A Company’s workforce is the living embodiment of its brand in action. If employees are engaged and energized, they bring the brand to life and deliver differentiated experiences in their every interaction, creating a tie between employees, consumers, and business performance- I believe that you must have an instilled culture of Passion. Once you do, you are more likely to find long-term success.
- Creating a Culture of Pride- Pride means you’ll go that extra mile. But what do the inner makings of pride look like in a company’s culture, and how do the best companies foster it? It starts with how the employees feel and present themselves to others. Best companies get it right, right from the start. They introduce newbies to their culture through various immersion programs and dedicated training, paving the way for clear expectations and two-way communication. These exchanges set the stage for building employee pride through creating trust.
Take a look at companies whose success is perennial. They sustain themselves by generating a significant, positive impact for everyone their operations touch. They are keenly aware of the purpose they fulfill for clients, employees, community, and other groups – and they integrate goals to serve those groups into their business’ core activities. Therefore, establishing a culture of PURPOSE. For successful organizations, creating meaningful impact beyond financial performance is becoming the new norm…a business imperative.
Want to have a successful company that is built for long-term sustainable growth? Build a company of the Three P’s, and operational success and profitability will come naturally!
Looking for a good book on the subject, suggested reading;
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It Paperback – by Michael E. Gerber