By some synchronization is perceived as an effort to control or uniform other peoples mindset, often even with the purpose of reducing their freedom of action.
Companies often overlook that only synchronization, in a well-designed process, can ensure that performance and results are utilizing the organization's full potential. It is about the way of involving managers and employees, their knowledge and experience, and creating a shared perception of the business reality.
Some reflections disclosing a need for synchronization
- How strong is our shared understanding of strategy and direction?
- How robust are our dialogue really today?
- Our system generates qualitative durable solutions?
- We think outside the box when needed?
- Are our goals clear and executed?
- Do we have a sustainable and executable strategy?
- Our value chain is under control?
- Have we successfully completed Mergers and Acquisitions?
- Can we influence the future by developing relevant scenarios?
- Can synchronization create the needed organizational development?
As an example, synchronization is the best platform for your strategy, whether it be developed or implemented, thus ensuring that the management team has a strong shared platform when to execute.
Too often management has to face, that in spite of a clear strategic plan, there is no clear and shared understanding of the plan, whether or how the plan affects the various business functions. It is seldom lack of will, but rather due to an inefficient involvement and communication. When you add rapidly changing everyday operations, it's easy to lose track of the whole.
A synchronization process restores this overview, and ensures that everyone gets a strong understanding of the shared direction, and in which strategic landscape you have to navigate.
The benefits of a synchronization process:
- A time-saving concentrated process sustaining future results
- Ensures a strong commitment to the outcome from the participants as they created it themselves
- Ensures that the solution is grounded in the company culture, and not just an "external solution" difficult to engage in
- Ensures a good platform for the strategy, which can be executed in the reality.
- Prevents silo-thinking in the organization
Trivium synchronizes attitudes, ideas and knowledge - so that the right things are done - and so it can contribute to the bottom line. The results appear quickly, even with an improved capacity for innovation and empowerment among managers and employees.