We are in a constant state of reactive/crisis management and that matches the current business environment. From the constant stress it is clear that we cannot last in this mode for long. "Just survive another day" is the mantra, yet we know we must change. How do we move from being reactive and merely responding to the crisis of the day to being proactive and preventing the problems of tomorrow?
The Core Problem
Organizations are being pressured to do more with less. Cutting expenses is the first order of the day. It is extremely difficult to get management to think about long-term consequences in a system that is crisis-driven and severely stressed (with survival as the primary objective). Most budgets and resources are allocated on today’s needs. Very little time or resources, if any, are allocated for work done today that will benefit a company tomorrow. This downward spiral will turn into a "Going out of business strategy." How can a company stop this spiral?
The GRI For Leaders Workshop Helps You Transition From Reactive to Preventative Management
In our executive and leadership workshops we begin by establishing the elements of a Best Practice Organization. We then conduct surveys, asking participants to rate their current management system against these elements. In our GRI front line workshop we conduct the same survey and compare them to management’s results. It is common to find major differences between the two perspectives. These results become the starting point for tracking the progress of our Grass Roots workshops. Companies that plan to survive in today’s business climate must move from reactive to preventative management. By doing so, companies can create long-term positive results that ensures their profitability and growth. This is the goal of our work.