As they say, “timing is everything.”
Just two days after Monday’s blog posting here in which I offered a simple strategy organizational leaders can apply to gain alignment from employees with their organization’s goals, the Wall St. Journal today ran an article discussing how Hilton Worldwide CEO Chris Nassetta does just that.
Hilton Worldwide operates 3,600 properties in 81 countries across 10 brands with approximately 500,000 employees.hilton worldwide logo
Imagine trying to maintain alignment with employees towards organizational goals in that large an organization.
Mr. Nassetta says in the article that “I realized we weren’t as aligned as we needed to be in achieving our global growth objectives. It is a simple philosophy: I want every team member involved in our enterprise, which is over a half a million team members serving our guests, to have a common vision, mission, values and key strategic priorities so that they all understand why we exist (purpose).”
I encourage you to read the article (you may need to obtain a temporary subscription to read the entire article), as Mr. Nassetta discusses how extensive and comprehensive his approach to organizational communicating is to reach his worldwide team members
I’m impressed by his commitment to communicating the company’s worldwide growth objectives and reinforcing for everyone in the company Hilton’s “purpose.”
Mr. Nassetta’s approach outlined in this article reinforces two key leadership strategies I’ve recently written about:
- aligning employees with organizational goals and objectives with “The Employee Motivation Equation” and
- throwing out your organization’s “Mission Statement” and replacing it with your organization’s “Purpose.”
I was excited to read this quote from Mr. Nassetta in the interview reinforcing my philosophy about an organization’s “purpose” –
“I want every team member involved in our enterprise, which is over a half a million team members serving our guests, to have a common vision, mission, values and key strategic priorities so that they all understand why we exist (purpose).”
Creating your organization’s “purpose” and creating a system for communicating it with employees so they ‘buy-into’ it and are motivated by it, is a key point in my 2010 white paper report titled, The 3 Leadership Strategies of Champion Organizations that Too Many Leaders Take for Granted
You can click that link to learn more and to register to receive the white paper and an MP3 audio file of a Tele-Seminar recently recorded.
’til next time,