One of the elements of our Promise Culture Model focuses on the aspects of relationships in and around your business. Once your organization has a well-defined Purpose, Core Values, Vision and Passion guiding the promises you make out into the business world you must look at all the various relationships that touch upon the success of your organization.
Relationships take on many forms. The most obvious is the relationship leadership has with the team – the staff, employees, the personnel who do all the little things to make things happen. Next it is the relationships with your clients and customers. These are the people who utilize the goods and services your team makes available in the marketplace. There are others who without them the first two relationships cannot exist. These are the relationships with vendors. The third-party resources who bring their goods and services to your organization so that you can add your value to them for the benefit of others. These are the typical top of mind relationships which we can reference.
There are other critical relationships which are key to a well-run organization. These are the once removed or behind the scenes relationships we cannot ignore or dismiss. These relationships are the families of those both working at the organization. There are also those relationships with our trusted advisors – our Promise Guide, Accountant, Lawyer, and other key people which contribute to the successful outcomes of our organizations.
As you can see there are many linked relationships interwoven into the operations of the business. For this reason, we need to treat all these relationships with proper priority on things such as communincation, collaboration, engagement, confidence, understanding and appreciation. If we are not diligent about keeping the priority high on the relationships of our business, then we directly introduce potential challenges into the stability of the operation.
This week as you guide the growth and development of your organization, identify the various relationships which exists. Take the time to evaluate how each relationship is contributing and what you as the leader needs to do to make it that much better. How can you demonstrate through your leadership the importance of the relationships and the way in which it is critical to current and future best outcomes for all involved?
Looking for a more complete relationship appreciation and understanding model? Engage a Promise Guide to help lead you through the discovery of a robust relationship engagement model. Reach out to us in FL (407) 984-7246 or MI (313) 527-7945