“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where and how you’re going, because you might not get there.” – Yogi Berra
Organizations cannot survive and flourish for a very long time without some basic goals. Goals give an organization a purpose and direction to move towards. Several organizations have declared goals and few others don’t have explicitly set goals. Organizations invest energies in SMART goal setting and yet end up not achieving it. For a very simple reason, you think, if you want to reach a destination but are unclear of directions to the destination; will you be able to reach? And even if you succeed, it may come at cost of efficiency and higher risks. The same applies to organizations!
To address the issue, we at Faber Infinite Consulting have crafted an effortless yet robust framework called as LightHouse Exercise.
What is The LightHouse Exercise?
It is an exercise to determine/ develop organizational goals and also to define suitable directions to achieve those goals. Like the lighthouse; this exercise by means of focussing on comprehesive business dimensions provides directions, to set the organizational journey on correct track and achieve the set goals.
One of our esteemed clients, reputed door manufacturer sought Faber Infinite assistance to discover untapped business potential via The LightHouse Exercise. An all-inclusive workshop on the LightHouse Exercise was scheduled and successfully conducted along with the client team.
The exercise was flagged off with Faber Infinite’s unique Fun – Learn – Fun approach. The lessons from the interactive simulation games were discussed with all the participants from the top management. The transformation journey was launched with all new vigor and excitement as ‘Mission 15K by 15’. Detailed exercise for creating ‘Blue Ocean’ along with novel ERCR (Eliminate, Reduce, Create and Raise) technique was conducted as well. It culminated with the future value curve for the organization.
Further the team was introduced to the Goal Book with guidelines, action points and detailed projects for all layers within the organization, from senior management till the frontline associates. Following a proven and structured framework, the detailed activity entailed various sub-groups to identify broad themes, specific tasks, improvement steps and a scale to measure the same. The outcome of the entire workshop was set of directions focusing towards achieving targets of ‘Mission 15K by 15’.
Written & Adapted by: Anand Bhattad