If you own a business in whichever the industry you must be portrayed as an important and a strong player in that industry. For that not only a tough human resources you must have strong products, service and a powerful physical presence.
What needs to be communicated?
You must first decide on an organisational goal and objectives. These must be communicated to all your stakeholders. Company values are important. The values must be known by all your employees and they must act according to those values. In keeping with those, you must have a well-known physical presence as well. Most people will measure a company’s strength from the premises. If you do not have asphalt driveways Brisbane, but instead there is only a dirt road, even that can be connected by general public to your callousness. That, dangerously, can be related to the final product or service you offer to the market. It is no point in conducting a multi-million dollar marketing campaign if your own premises are portraying carelessness.
How vision helps
Humans almost always follow strong characters. It is easy to see in a family, a kid taking after the dominance parent, or sibling. Similarly in a company, if the top management is careful about something, or if they consider a certain value in high regard, the employees also will learn to respect that. For example, it is useless to have so many notice boards announcing that you follow a “no polythene” code, if the director of finance brings a polythene bag every day to office. If the top guns are really careful about keeping the premises clean, even the most powerless member of the company will try to follow it. Therefore always try to show to them what is important. After all, even with billions of dollars’ worth of machines, without the right human resources, a company is nothing.
Making the right decisions
Sometimes, management brings in external consultants to get advices on how to maintain a strong presence in the industry. These external people no doubt have a sparking reputation in advising big companies on various things; however, are they the real experts on your company? My suggestion would be to start from the grass root level. In addition to being people with more links with your customers, they are the men and women who face the difficulties every day, in the floor. If they suggest a quicker machine, better packaging, asphalt repairs Gold Coast to the driveway, you can bet it is a highly needed act at any given moment. Keeping a strong presence in the industry is important. Apart from the obvious tips on how to achieve that, listening to the small people in your company might help than you ever thought it would.