“If I were to pick one marker
above all others to use as a warning sign,
it would be a declining proportion
of key seats filled with the right people.”
Why Do Organizations Fail?
When all of the analysis is complete, the truth remains the same.
Organizations fail when they have too many of the wrong people filling key leadership and management roles.
Here's some common examples:
- Their leaders and managers may lack the emotional maturity to lead independent minded adults.
- Their leaders and managers may be too controlling and lack an understanding of how to use different leadership styles.
- Their leaders and managers may lack the discipline to lead others effectively to implement the organization's vision and plans.
However well-intentioned and smart these leaders and managers may be, their lack of people skills will harm organizational effectiveness.
Having too many of the wrong people in key leadership and management roles in an organization is a recipe for disaster!
Why is this true?
It comes back to how an organization accomplishes its objectives.
Organizations succeed or fail based on how they use their human capital. Ultimately, it's the human capital that makes things work or not work in an organization.
When employees are motivated and engaged, leaders can work with them to produce great outcomes. When employees are not motivated and engaged, organizational productivity declines.
While critical to success, leadership vision, organizational planning, and departmental systems alone cannot fill the void for an organization that has too many of the wrong people in leadership and management.
If you want to ensure organizational success, get the right people for leadership and management roles in your organization. When you do this, your business will create the right vision, plan, and systems to meet organizational success.
It is the key people in leadership and management that determine whether an organization will maintain its viability.
Get the right people and success will follow!
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