From marketing to sales, a company’s success is dependent on implementing intelligent strategies. Operational strategies, those methods companies use to meet their objectives, are no exception. The development of effective operational strategies can guarantee a company more efficient systems for using their resources and personnel. This strengthens the value and output of their work.
Failure in this area can cost time and money. Poor execution of even the best idea can create a commercial fiasco. Beaird Solutions was founded on the principles of smart operational planning. We look to those principles every day when we consult with companies regarding the best methods to accommodate their commercial strategy and their team.
Suppose a client was functioning poorly in both commercial and operational domains. We would propose a Sales and Operations focus to spread the Commercial Strategy throughout every other function. By working with Total Delivered Cost and Network Optimization efforts, we can help reduce the silo mindset, a damaging mentality in which the parts of the whole in a business resist integration.
Forbes simplifies the concept of the silo mentality, stating, “The Silo Mentality is a mindset present when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company.” This mentality lays an insidious weight on any attempt toward optimizing operational strategy and must be uprooted by executives and management teams. Forbes asserts that, “It is the duty of the executive leaders and management to prepare and equip their teams with the proper mind-set to break down this destructive organizational barrier.” So while many problems can arise from this kind of mindset that isolates internal divisions, it seems that simple top-down management strategies can stitch up this kind of divergence.
The diseased silo mindset can systematically infect a company. Low company morale, for example, costs money and stunts a company’s growth. It’s clear that rejecting an operational strategy in favor of an isolationist approach reduces growth opportunities, the antithesis of the goals for business owners and its employees. If you can’t execute your ideas with precision and finesse, your product or service will never lift off.
Beaird helps companies jump these hurdles with ease by tying their operational strategy to their commercial strategy. In essence, Beaird approaches its clients with an attitude of integration, as opposed to isolation. Beaird knows that the parts are not greater than the whole when it comes to operational strategy. Furthermore, Beaird ensures a client’s own team can implement suggested procedures with ease.
If your strategy isn’t working the way you need it to, join us at beairdsolutions.com. We’ll help you put the “team” back in your company’s teamwork.