Good T0 Great To GOLD
The Hidden Costs of Not Being In The GOLD ZONE™
» URGENT CHALLENGE:
Consistently low engagement numbers, the increased influence of Millennials in the workplace and clinging to outdated leadership models is creating increased levels of unproductive stress within most companies. And as stress increases, production, effectiveness and even retention go down.
Too many companies today are like a lobster in a pot where the heat is being turned up so gradually that the lobster never struggles to survive, and never knows that it’s about to meet its ultimate demise.
Like the lobster, many organizations have become so desensitized to low-level performance and high disengagement that they fail to see that their company is in trouble. They ignore the great power shift that is sucking the life out of organizations that insist on doing business as usual and continue to rely on a leadership model that is quickly losing power and relevance. They believe that clashes between leaders and the new workforce are temporary glitches that they can manage just the way they have managed things in the past. They can’t understand why engagement remains so low; why productivity is dropping off; why profit margins aren’t better. They remain convinced that what they have always done things will always work, so they continue to incorporate failed strategies. They don’t see that life is slowly draining out of their organization and that, to survive, they need to make some dramatic changes.
» URGENT SOLUTION:
Like all living things, the longevity of an organization depends on its overall health and, just as with all living organisms, factors for achieving and maintaining health can be measured, and if not ideal, can be adjusted with the right interventions. For example, pH balance is critical in almost all living organisms. In humans, the range is 7.35 to 7.45. Anything outside that range results in illness and, if not corrected, death.
Organizations have a healthy ‘pH’ too, and operating outside that range will also result in organizational illness and death. Dr. Sherry Buffington, President and CEO of Star Performance Systems, spent decades studying factors for health in organizations and, based on her findings, created an Organizational pH Chart. Take a look at the Gold Zone™ chart above and consider how your organization measures up. The goal is to get and stay in the Gold Zone™ – neither too basic nor too caustic. To the degree that your company is not operating in the Gold Zone, it is in jeopardy, and unless correct adjustments are made, it will continue to decline, and the rate of that decline will increase as the currently rising power shift brings faster and more impactful change.
Change can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be as challenging as most companies make it. With a prescription for organizational health and a proven blueprint for reaching and maintaining it, change can be positive, powerful, successful, and even exciting. And you are just 15 minutes away from discovering how that’s possible.
Stay tuned for our new video coming soon – Getting to Gold: A Blueprint for Success. There, you will find our proven Getting to Gold Blueprint that shows you exactly what to do to take your company from Good to Great to GOLD.
What is the hidden cost to your company of operating outside of the GOLD ZONE™?
It’s greater than you might imagine!