July 7, 2016

Culture Chalk Talk: What is Success?

The WeVue Culture Chalk Talks are quick snapshots into ways you can quickly change the dynamics of your workplace. We share insights on things we’re doing at WeVue to build a stronger team, successes and failings of small and large companies, and culture hacks to encourage more employee engagement and better communication. If you have a suggestion or a question you’d like us to discuss, let us know in the comments.

What Does Success mean to you?

Success is defined many different ways for many different people. Similarly, some organizations define success for their team members in a myriad of different ways. Managers have different goals than interns, and are usually compensated accordingly.

Are looking to make a million dollars by the time you are 30, 40, or 50? Does your company want to IPO?

Or, do you want to change the world and make it a better place, providing tangible value for yourself and the people and customers you care about?

How about doing both? The definition of success can be highly personal and subjective. What a manager defines as a successful life for himself may be irrelevant to his intern.  So how do we agree internally on what success should look like at the individual and organizational level?

By defining success as simply doing what you say you are going to do.

That definition of success may sound too easy, but think about it, if you did everything you said you were going to do, how would you feel? Fulfilled? Worry free? Successful?

What if everyone in your company was highly intentional about what they said they were going to do, and then they made sure they did it on time and up to the standards with which they said they were going to do it. Would you have a healthier organization?

This week we will talk about success and how you can install different success tracking methods into your business.

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