As a business, employee and organizational development is your greatest tool. However, it is often the last thing that employers consider. Why is that? As a business owner, you wear many hats and often, as with all of us, those issues that get the immediate attention are the fires.
But the long-range as well as the immediate plan for your business are both important. You wouldn’t want to start a business without a business plan. Your business plan will help guide you in establishing and developing your business so you can put your resources in the direction you want to go and ensure that your strategies are effective.
Your employees will then help you to implement those business strategies so that you can meet your professional and personal goals for the business. Your strategies related to employees can either help you get there or can create a hinderance to reaching those goals if they are not well thought out.
Having a third party come in and facilitate a strategic planning session is an investment in the success of your business. Could you imagine having a rowing team where everyone was rowing in different directions? That’s what running a business without strategic planning with your employees is like.
At Southwestern HR Consulting (SWHRC) we can provide you with experts to help facilitate your strategic planning session. We’ll provide activities to engage your staff and can conduct personality inventories to help them understand their personality styles, identify the challenges in working with the other personality types and communication styles, and give them information to help them work in the best way, with their co-workers. We’ll help you identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats as a business by gathering feedback from your employees and lead them into discussions of strategies and goals. We can also conduct climate assessments and provide you with recommendations. 60% to 80% of business overhead is usually spent on employee salaries. With such an investment, doesn’t it make sense to provide the resources to help your employees be the most effective?
Written by | Magdalena Vigil-Tullar
HR Consultant | MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CLRP
Phone: 505-270-7494 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org