“Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose and of action over a long period of time.”
– Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen’s consistent work ethic, keeping up with trends in music, and being true to himself is foundational to his longevity.
Business longevity depends on the values that produce the consistent habits of its leaders, managers, and employees.
Nothing Stands the Test of Time Like Consistency
Consistency is achieved daily.
Consistency speaks to the character of the person who exhibits it.
Consistency is the lifestyle of successful people and businesses.
Six Simple Consistencies that lead to longevity
1. Consistent Eco-friendly practices
The biggest challenge for business longevity in our changing environment is learning to embrace change. Whether you believe it or not, something as simple as regularly changing air filters can reduce employee use of sick days, thus maintaining higher productivity levels.
2. Keeping Cyber Security Current
A highly skilled and trusted IT professional is a priority in today’s cyber warfare. No one denies the rapidly growing need for the latest cyber security systems, even the most complex systems aren’t immune to breaches. Being consistent with system updates keeps your data secure, and your company running.
3. Managing a Remote Workforce
“Consistent and equitable experiences between remote and office setups are key: The majority (72%) of workers agree that their employers can be doing more to create a uniform (consistent) experience between those in the office and those working remotely.” (1)
Numerous surveys find that more than 70% of business leaders and IT experts see technology significantly transforming the workplace within the next few years.
4. Monitoring Employee Performance
It doesn’t take long to understand the value of having good team chemistry. The right organizational culture means everything.
Senior Content Marketing Manager Kellie Wong writes, “Organizational culture affects all aspects of your business, from punctuality and tone to contract terms and employee benefits."
When workplace culture aligns with your employees, they’re more likely to feel more comfortable, supported, and valued. Companies that prioritize culture can also weather difficult times and changes in the business environment and come out stronger.” (2)
Having effective systems that monitor and track employee responsibilities can help improve consistent performance.
5. Onboarding Excellence and Consistency
Retaining employees has become a challenge in recent years. Creating a consistent, streamlined onboarding process can ensure a long-term commitment from new employees.
“Indeed” (for employers) writes, “Most resumes are written to focus on the verbs, with candidates highlighting the projects they managed, the things they created or the efforts they led. These words are important because they help employers understand the quantitative impact that someone has had.” (3)
6. Human Resources
Good HR departments can consistently manage a seamless employee experience from onboarding, ongoing training, informing, and administering employee benefits, contributing significantly to employee longevity.
Mental health is becoming increasingly important in today’s business culture. A more holistic organizational culture to enhance a better balanced work-life experience will prove invaluable.
In Conclusion, Millard Drexler says, “People like consistency. Whether it’s a store or a restaurant, they want to come in and see what you are famous for.”
(1) Employees Crave Consistency Between Remote, Office Work Setups https://bit.ly/3GqZpkC
(2) Organizational culture – Kellie Wong https://bit.ly/393SVeU
(3) Indeed (for employers) – “The Power of the High-Potential Hire” https://bit.ly/393jBwq
*** This article was authored by John Picarello, Chief Leadership Officer at Lions Pride Leadership Co. ***