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Coach’s Corner By Eliakim Thorpe

Outcomes of Transformation: The 4 Keys to Reproducible Results – Part 2

ast column, we discussed the situation that Matthew and Janice, new busi- ness partners, and their employee Rosie, had encountered. Matthew is strictly a numbers guy who believes that the organ- ization can be financially resilient during economic turmoil if a profit strategy is developed. Janice is a people-person, who believes that passionate, dedicated and committed people can impact change that will change and weather any eco- nomic instability. Rosie believes that if human capital is not leveraged properly within an organization, transformation


the intellectual and physical energy of an employee which is designed to meet a specific job responsibility. It is leveraging the capabilities of its workforce to gen- erate greater output. The better the alignment with vision and value, the more likely people will rise to greater out- put. The components of a productive and high-performing organization include decisive and quick thinking and decision-making, fast to-market strategy, and the ability to maintain momentum. Leaders must be skilled at energizing the workforce gifts and talents if greater pro-

and meaningful growth opportunity for your employees that will inspire them to perform.

Employees want to create impact.

The best way for that to occur is to allow them to be part of the innovation-based projects in your company by letting them get their hands dirty.

can never occur and the development of a profit/revenue strategy will be insuffi- cient in an ever-changing global econo- my. Rose and Janice are correct. Let’s continue our look at tactics to increase profits with the human touch.

3. Performance Increase Every organization wants a greater

ROI. Greater output and increased pro- ductivity come at minimal cost when employees are engaged and a strong cul- ture courses through your company. Many businesses define performance as

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ductivity is desired. When employees are motivated, greater productivity is mani- fested!

4. New Product Innovation Creativity and ingenuity must be at the

forefront of product innovation. Employees want to create impact. The best way for that to occur is to allow them to be part of the innovation-based proj- ects in your company by letting them get their hands dirty. Ideation is important, but being part of implementing the ideas that come to life can be a more exciting

Additionally, provide your employees the resources to be innovative in their work. When given the right tools and resources, the best employees will instinc- tively challenge themselves to be more innovative – and will perform better. When an organization is immersed in a transformational culture – not just ideation – innovation occurs. Organizations that are successful in their transformational endeavors are people-centered, purpose-driven, solu- tion-focused, service-oriented, profit- savvy, and innovatively positioned to create lasting change. The challenge in business leadership or entrepreneurism nowadays is the ability to be resolute and steadfast in an economic climate that appears to promote profit above part- nership with consumers to create lasting change in and around the community. Organizations are more likely to face adverse economic conditions if they are primarily driven by profit. Investment in people must be at the center of any trans- formational organization. Close observation of successful organ- izations during adversity found that those who believed in transformational leader- ship styles and a workforce with a trans- formative and evolved culture resulted in a boost in profits, highly-motivated employees and stronger organizational outcomes.

Eliakim Thorpe is a highly sought-after speaker, consultant, thought-leader and en- trepreneur, author, and a leading authority on organizational transformation. He is the cre- ator of the T.H.R.I.V.I.N.G. Organization: A New

Philosophy to Transform Organizations, which is both a phi- losophy and a systematic process to help businesses create frameworks to become transformational. Eliakim has worked with and consulted for Fortune 10 to Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Whirlpool and GM. For more in- formation, please visit

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