Failure of an organization starts with leadership.
It's a hard pill to swallow. Understanding and embracing this involves a lot of "mirror time". Some of your biggest growth and learning come from failure. But how, or more importantly, why would leadership be the cause for a failing organization? You hire capable people to go out and perform...right? 1. Culture - are you providing an environment EVERY DAMN DAY that is conducive to success? Do you wake up and ask yourself, would I want to work for me? 2. Development - are you spending time ensuring your employees are better today than they were yesterday? Challenging them, educating them, holding them accountable. 3. Motivation - What's the incentive for a job well done...besides "you still have a job don't you?" Are you motivating the team, or the individual? 4. Appreciation - When was the last time you told an employee how valuable they were to you, or how good of a job they've done? 5. Discipline - sounds counterproductive, but employees like to know that there are consequences when someone isn't doing what's expected. Sometimes, a last straw is a powerful motivator.
Employees don’t wake up typically and say, “I’m going to be a failure today”
They are thirsty for education, motivation, and development, but most importantly, for appreciation. In fact: Business News Weekly statistics show that a larger percentage of employees would rather know that they are appreciated for what they do, even over getting a raise!!! Change starts with you, so does success and failure of your organization.