How to Be Effective and Efficient

Leaders of organisations should establish strong visions and build strong teams.   They should be effective at translating a compelling vision into a set of explicit goals and corresponding priorities. They should be effective at communicating priorities throughout their organizations. By doing so, success is clearly as well as essentially defined. This then makes it easier to determine which operations are essential and which ones are not, so as to allocate resources accordingly.
The structure of an organization is efficient only if it encourages clear communication across the company. Leaders need to be able coordinate the organization’s operations so that the departments be able to communicate to ensure that day-to-day operations are run smoothly. Employees must feel free to speak to managers to help employee development as well as to help resolve conflict. Managers need to have access to the executive team for clarification on important company policies and issues.
Decision makers at all levels need to be clearly identified. More important issues may need the president or chief executive's approval, such as major vendor decisions or product concerns. Managers at all levels need authority to make decisions on issues that directly affect their departments or groups. A well-defined escalation policy can efficiently move issues up to higher levels of management, if necessary.   An organisation will require a well-defined decision making process which will lead to more efficient, responsive, and also transparent decisions, with less role confusion and therefore less conflict.
In addition to this, an organisation needs to employ the right people with the right skills so that its operations are immaculately done. Such employees are the ones who do the work and deliver the desired outcomes. They need to work in groups and also work together across these groups. Employee’s performance should also be evaluated. it should also be rewarded accordingly by creating...