Module 1 : Mini-Business Goal Alignment
World competitive companies offer high quality products or services faster and more cost effectively than their competitors. Seeing as companies consist of people â€“ you need to make sure your people are working in highly productive teams and that they operate as mini-businesses within your organisation.
In order to establish a foundation for problem-solving, continuous improvement and innovation in your organisation, you need your teams to continually focus on business goals. One of the ways to do this is by implementing CDIâ€™s mini-business concept.
Why do you need mini-businesses in your company?
In world-class organisations, teams function as mini-businesses in the following ways:
- They fully understand their â€ścustomersâ€ť needs (whether itâ€™s another business unit within the company or your actual clients) and ensure customer satisfaction;
- They also develop good relationships with their â€śsuppliersâ€ť (again, this could be another team within the company) and assist them in improving their performance.
Leading a world class team
First-line teams are where the real work takes place, this is where value is being added. World-class teams require world-class leaders and a good coach. This team leader works with the team, assists, trains and guides the team. The coach is the leaderâ€™s line manager providing the leader and team with opportunities, direction and support thereby creating an empowering environment. To become world competitive, a company needs world-class teams and world-class team leaders.
How CDI works with you to create a world class organisation
Implementing the mini-business concept and aligning your teamâ€™s goals with those of your organisation is the first step in Competitive Dynamics Internationalâ€™s Mission-Directed Work TeamsÂ® programme. We will work with you to align goals (from top-down and bottom-up throughout your organisation). During this process, we will help your leaders establish clear targets for quality, speed, cost, safety and people and visually manage your teamsâ€™ performance.
Encourage and lead innovation at the front line and establish goal alignment throughout our clientsâ€™ businesses. Contact CDI to find out more about the Mission-Directed Work Teams.