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Instructor: Paul Mckinney

Paul has been in higher education for 17 years. He has a master's degree and is earning his PhD in Community College Leadership.

To be successful, an organization must have a statement, a philosophy, and a series of programs and goals that focuses on the skills and talents of its employees. All of this must be managed with care and guidance so that the organization's mission is successfully accomplished.

What is Organizational Success?

Successful organizations need both inspirational leaders and sound managers. In order to achieve increased and sustainable results, organizations need to execute strategies and engage employees. Success is measured by analyzing where the organization is in regards to its goals and its mission.

Steps for Success

Organizations need to think about the future of their business and think of better ways to be successful. Organizations can either view their challenges as competition with others or as opportunities to push them closer to reaching their full potential. What route they choose to take determines if they are successful or not.

With this in mind, here are four steps leaders can use to ensure that their organizations are not simply reacting to what challenges come their way but that they have a clear understanding of what their organization needs to do to succeed:

Organizational Success

  • Set clear goals: An organization's goals should be clear and in line with the mission. The goals are used to measure at certain intervals whether the organization is moving in the right direction. If not, management needs to take corrective action to get the organization back on track.
  • Define plans that fit the organization: An organization needs to develop a unique plan and to remain in line with its own mission and goals. Many organizations have failed, not because of poor leaders or managers, but because their plan did not align with the mission or goals that they set.
  • Don't let external factors shift focus: External factors can, certainly, effect or even justify changes to the goals from time to time. However, external factors should have little or no effect on the organization's objectives towards achieving its core mission.
  • Communicate and review work progress often to keep everyone on track: While this should be a given, the reality is departmental and team silos are still the norm in many organizations today. For an organization to succeed, it's critical that mangers break down these silos and make it easier for employees to point out potential problems or issues as well as encourage those in senior level positions to be more forthcoming about possible changes being discussed and to address new realities and conditions in the market. Furthermore, the entire team needs to review the goals at certain times to verify that the organization is on track in achieving them.

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