There are many corporate executives that are wondering how to best mobilize their workforce to drive the mission of their organization forward to meet their goals for the fiscal year and beyond. This has been a major puzzle for many companies that are both successful and companies that are on the brink of going out of business are trying to figure out. There is no one answer that anyone can tell a business that you need to follow a specific formula in order to become an industry giant within 5 years. There are however, industry best practices that look to standardize how we do our work to make our organization most productive. What we find is that there are several common elements that successful businesses have that help make them successful in meeting their mission objectives. We have outlined some of these elements below:

1. Your business has to have a plan. One of the most important functions that companies should do more of is planning. They need to develop a strategic plan, tactical plan, operational plan, IT plan, marketing plan, and whatever plan there is to start to get your goals and resources aligned to the mission of the organization. When you do your planning, make sure that each of the plans that you develop are in sync with each other. There have been to many instances when companies develop a series of plans that are produced by different business units and they contradict each other. What would be more embarrassing is if you post your plans on your corporate portal and the public reads these plans and notices that they all say different things. This can have a negative impact on investors, potential investors, and customers that were looking to do business with your organization.

2. Your company needs to have a culture that is dedicated towards success of the organization. Your corporate culture should inspire the best out of employees to believe in the mission of the organization. A corporate culture that is dedicated to doing business the right way and is a good corporate citizen makes a big difference in recruiting quality of people who would be attracted to working for the company.

3. Your company is going to need strong leaders. Companies are going to need leaders that can motivate employees to be productive workers and to believe in the mission of the organization. Leaders are needed to develop the strategy, implementation of the strategy, and building a cohesive workforce that can solve any problems that are put as an obstacle to the organization.

4. Your company is going need excellent resources. People is what makes up the knowledge base to help drive the business services and product development for companies. A company is good as the resources that they have to get the job done. You need to have people who are intelligent and quality workers that you can build an organization around. The human resource component is a critical foundational piece in order for an organization to meet their mission objectives.

Author's Bio: 

Mr. Singh is an MBA that has been involved in leading, motivating, strategizing, and developing people to better perform their jobs to support the mission objectives of their organization. Mr. Singh has lead several major project implementations and is currently leading an enterprise architecture department in a leading consulting corporation. Mr. Singh is a contributor for The Career Advisor which can be found on the web at