The Elements of Organizational Effectiveness – Vision, Strategic Planning, Strategic Plan Implementation, Critical Indicator Reporting,Governance, Group Dynamics, and Communication -are similar to the parts of a living body.All are connected and impacts to one part often have consequences for the others.
Integration, for this reason, is a key principle in The Centre for Transformation Dynamics' approach to considering its clients' opportunities and problems.Our advice strives to address the client’s initial concern AND extends to the consideration of related elements and impacts.
Vision and its power to motivate lie at the core of an organization’s prospective success.Extracting and combining the threads of motivation into a cohesive whole is the challenge. Powerful statements of Vision and Mission are clear, concise, universally known and commonly understood.The spirit of a strong Vision will pervade all aspects of organizational life and drive the remaining Elements of Organizational Effectiveness.
Strategic Planning represents the means to pursue Vision.Strategic planning links Vision to a set of coherently assembled and specific tactics or actions.Good planning considers alternatives and risks and makes provision for adverse impacts and consequences.
Implementation of Strategic Plans lifts a plan off the page and into execution.Appropriate enabling Governance structures are critical to successful Strategic Plan Implementation.When plans inevitably go awry, strong Vision provides the guidance to pull execution back on track.
Critical Indicator Reporting is the scorecard for an organization’s state, progress and results.Often this is where the rubber hits the road because it is in determining what is important to measure and what’s not, that key insights into organizational cohesion are gained.
Governance that is effective provides a solid operational framework in which to pursue Vision.Encompassing rules, regulations and operating standards, specific governance models often need to be adapted to fit an organization’s unique circumstances.
Group Dynamics largely determine the operating effectiveness of an organization.Divergent thinking styles, personal experiences, backgrounds and motivations are a wellspring of opportunity when properly harnessed.
Organizational Communication issues range from how individual people communicate to the dissemination of significant organizational information.Good communication is deliberate and a priority in effective organizations.