As executive leadership and senior team members put together new strategies as it relates to operations, sales, or strategy, creating buy-in with your employees is critical. Often times, leadership rolls-out a new strategy without involving the employees that will be executed it.
A few ways to engage team members:
- Create an internal committee including representatives from each department to participate in a brainstorming session.
- Ask your employees for feedback or ideas related to enhancing the current strategy.
- Present the new strategy to all employees explaining the value of this new direction.
- Communicate the progress of the new direction to all employees.
Empowering your employees to take ownership and develop a sense responsibility will influence the success of the new approach.