Creating “Your IDEAL Small Business Work Environment” – Step 3

SkipWeisman_facilitating the IDEAL Work Environment System with a Small Business Client

Step 3 in Your I.D.E.A.L. Work Environment System is the “E.”

This means you “ENROLL & ENGAGE” everyone in new standards and expectations for attitudes, behaviors & performance.

(If you’d like to read the original article with the complete overview of the concept of Your I.D.E.A.L. Work Environment, go here to read the article titled, “Does the IDEAL Small Business Work Environment Exist?)

This “ENROLL & ENGAGE” step is what allows the new work environment everyone contributed to defining to actually work.

Here’s how it flows:

After all team members have contributed to IDENTIFYing the characteristics and desired behaviors of their I.D.E.A.L. Work Environment, and DETERMINing the issues preventing it from emerging, team members will be ready for Step 3.

This step involves “enrolling & engaging” everyone to create three foundational support pieces that allow the characteristics identified in Step 1 to manifest.

These foundational pieces will ensure the preventing factors identified in Step 2 will no longer be an issue.

These are, the:

  • Our D.E.A.L. Work Environment Document: this comes from the work in Step 1 and just needs to be refined, approved and put in final form.
  • Position Results Scorecards: These outline individual team member performance standards, including: results focused goals, behavior and attitude expectations, as well as professional developmental goals.
  • Position Results Scorecard Conversations & Log: This is the systematic support program that keeps all team members on track for living up to the D.E.A.L. Work Environment Document, and keeps everyone on track for achieving their individual performance goals by engaging in with regular, consistent performance conversations (weekly, biweekly, or no less than monthly).

If you’d like to have the playbook on creating Your I.D.E.A.L. Work Environment you can request the free report titled, Your I.D.E.A.L. Work Environment Manifesto at

Click this link for Step 4, the “A” on the way to creating your I.D.E.A.L. Work Environment.

Be sure to leave a comment below with the characteristics you’d like to see in your “ideal work environment.”

’til next time, Communicate with Power,

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P.S.: Now, if you’re working within the Small Business Championship Game Plan System the Position Results Scorecards and the Conversations & Log are part of Strategy 2, Personnel & Performance Management.

To see an overview of the Small Business Championship Game Plan System go here:

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