In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, Brock McDonald, the CEO of the Recycling Council of BC, joined us to chat about strategic planning, team building, establishing partnerships and leading initiatives within a non-profit environmental organization. Brock has worked with the Recycling Council of BC since 2003 where their mission is to minimize and eventually eliminate waste.
Developing your team , creating your strategic plan, and building your culture are all moving targets; there’s no "finished result", but rather endless opportunities for growth and development.
Alexa Pitoulis is a change management consultant in Vancouver who spent the past few years growing and scaling a non profit called Open Media.
Many of the keys to success in their strategic planning success were transparency, communication and culture change.
In this interview, Alexa speaks about the importance of strategy while managing growth within an organization, as well as crafting organizational culture, while creating a great experience for your people.
Learn about her strategic planning process, and her best practices for creating culture.
According to Gallup, increasing employee engagement boosts productivity and profitability by at least 20 percent.
Compared with bottom-quartile units, top-quartile units have:
- 37% lower absenteeism
- 25% lower turnover (in high-turnover organizations)
- 65% lower turnover (in low-turnover organizations)
- 48% fewer safety incidents
- 41% fewer patient safety incidents (in applicable fields)
- 41% fewer quality incidents (defective products/services)
- 10% higher customer metrics
- 21% higher productivity
- 22% higher profitability
With results like that, it's hard to argue with the investment return in people and in HR as a strategic partner to your success.
So don't act like the guy in this video and use this 4 tips to improve employee engagement.
As a "business" person you might be more focused on hard numbers than the "soft" things such as values and culture.
Are you a manager, executive director or CEO who is looking to better understand the strategic planning process before you run it with your team?
We have just released a strategic planning training course to walk you through the process so that you can focus on what you do best as an organization.
As a leader and manager you want your team to be productive, and you want to create an environment for your people and the organization to flourish.
Whether you work in a non-profit organization or a for profit business you use strategic planning to help guide your organization; whether you call it "strategic planning" or not is a different story.
I don't know if strategic management has gotten easier or harder over the years, but it certainly has gotten more complicated.