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Companies use strategic plans as a course of action for success. Discuss the importance of employees knowing the strategic plan of their place of work.
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Employees need to know the strategic plan of the workplace because it gives them a goal to work towards, which in turn impacts the success of the organization. The strategic plan provides direction for the workforce to reference when needing to improve production output and gives managers a way to track and monitor key performance indicators (KPI’s). Employees can also become self aware of their production, both quality and quantity, and holds employees accountable. When employees are informed of the organizations strategic plan, they may work together as a team and performance levels may improve, since everyone is working towards the same goal. Some may even provide input on how to create efficiencies in certain processes, as they are the ones performing them. With my current team, everyone is informed of the strategic plan and will even be involved in the planning process. During this step, they identify priorities, are able to reallocate resources (tools, equipment, people, etc.), and discuss potential challenges that may arise. They will then discuss possible deviations and back up plans in the event something doesn’t work out. Keeping the workforce in the know gives them a sense of purpose and encourages them to execute work functions as a team.
Employee output can be considered the fuel that pushes an organization towards its mission and vision. As much as an organization needs to have a solid plan, and idea of how to reach their goals, it equally needs employees that are capable of putting those plans into action. Potentially the most important aspect of an employees work production efficiency comes from their clear understanding of their organizations strategic plan, and what their role is within said plan. As a strategic plan has many layers, involving many people, and a concise timeline in which goals are expected to be met, the success of the strategic plan is pivotal to growth of an organization. With each employee given specific duties within this framework, their understanding of expectations for the completion of their tasks, when other departments will be done with their tasks, what parameters must be followed, what assets are available/not available to them, etc. an employee needs a firm grasp of the strategic plan in order to meet the wants and needs of the organization from moment to moment.
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