According to Jim Collins, author of the book Good to Great, “…real people in real companies want to be part of a winning team”. They want to contribute to producing real results. They want to feel the excitement and the satisfaction of being part of something that just flat-out works. When people begin to feel the magic of momentum – when they begin to see tangible results and can feel the flywheel start to build speed – that’s when they line up, throw their shoulders to the wheel, and push.”
There are three simple truths that good-to-great leaders understand. FloorworX has incorporated these three truths in their business strategy:
1. Start with the who
If you begin with “who”, you can more easily adapt to a fast-changing world. If people join your organisation because of where they think it’s going, before long you’ll be in trouble. But if people join your organisation principally because of all the other great people who work there, you’ll be more successful in responding to changing conditions.
2. Hire self-motivating people
You don’t need to worry about motivating staff if you hire the right people. The right people are self-motivated. Nothing beats being part of a team that is expected to produce great results.
3. Realise that mediocre people won’t produce great results
If you have the wrong people working for your organisation, nothing else matters. You may be headed in the right direction, but you still won’t achieve greatness. Great vision with mediocre people still produces mediocre results.
At FloorworX, there was no miracle moment to creating a winning strategy or successful business. Instead, since 1953, a down-to-earth, pragmatic, committed-to-excellence process kept the company, its leaders and its people on track for the long haul. Managing Director at FloorworX, Dr Donald Platt, initiated a major change for the business when it transitioned from Marley to FloorworX. The flywheel started turning gradually and consistently – building tangible evidence that his plans made sense and would deliver results. Over the years, FloorworX has built sustainable momentum and gained confidence in the market from its successes.
According to Dr. Platt, FloorworX success thus far can be attributed to great leaders with a great team who continue to drive the flywheel – turn upon turn.
For more information, contact FloorworX on Tel: +27 (11) 406 4024 or via www.floorworx.co.za.