Performance planning drives business

Organizational Effectiveness

The Challenge

A global manufacturing company needed to adjust their operating model to compete in an increasingly competitive, faster paced, and more diverse business environment. They had tall silos between business units and functions that made it difficult to align objectives and accelerate efforts to support a more agile operating model. They needed to break down barriers across departments, and build leadership skills to establish a more collaborative, accountable environment that could compete.

The Solution

The team worked with HR leaders and executives to assess what areas they needed to improve. They identified three key skills: prioritizing work, driving accountability and effectively managing performance feedback. They redesigned their approach to the annual objective setting process to build intended leadership behaviors, focus the organization on key objectives, facilitate alignment, and ultimately drive performance.

The Results

  • Instituted offsite forums to keep organization focused on top five key strategic initiatives and objectives, align priorities, and build critical leadership skills.
  • Established monthly and quarterly review process to drive two-way communication about progress, barriers, and successes.
  • Added leadership behavior criteria to year-end performance review to drive the intended leadership behaviors.
  • Adopted new objective setting and performance planning based on honest and direct feedback with employees, leading to improved business results.
Judy partners with executives and leadership teams to engage and inspire employees in a way that delivers sustainable strategic results. She brings deep expertise and creative ideas to solve organizational effectiveness issues and closely collaborates in a way that builds internal capabilities. Judy has spent over 25 years consulting in a variety of industries, bringing her expertise in behavior to a wide range of organizational issues including organizational behavior change, leadership, change management, culture and engagement.

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