“As leaders, we’re dealing with shifting sets of priorities and adjusting to get the right results in increasing economic headwinds and shifting employee / partner needs.”
You’ve set clear goals for your team but managing execution is all but impossible. The world is changing fast and you feel like you can’t move fast enough.
You spend so much valuable time in meetings, emails and dm’s but how can you possibly know if everything you’re doing is working?
There is a way.
Team communications take a lot of your time but even after all of your efforts, it’s hard to know how aligned, informed and productive your team really is.
Today when you want to update your cross-functional team, you send an email, a dm, or you make a presentation in a meeting.
It takes time and expertise to craft communications that can be perfectly construed by everyone in the same way. So if communications are construed by people differently, it takes even more time for follow-up communications and you never quite feel aligned.
In Parallel, it’s easy to keep teams informed and maximize production. Communications connect every role on your team with your goals so you can communicate productivity updates once to everyone.
There are 2 scenarios for check in meetings:
Scenario 1: You have time to prepare for the meeting so you dedicate time to planning what you think would be the best use of that time.
Scenario 2: You don’t have time to prepare for the meeting so you spend the first part of the meeting determining the best use of the time you have left.
Either way, meetings take time beyond what your calendar says and that includes meeting administration - time spent preparing to discuss getting work done. So when you have recurring meetings with people or teams, your schedule can fill up real quick and you lose a lot of time.
In Parallel, updates related to team goals are packaged and delivered in a single, daily email so you can stay in better sync and spend more time leading your team with less time checking in.
To make a change - even if it’s an obvious change that will make everyone’s life better - companies embark on what can be a long, arduous journey:
Today’s world is moving so fast that by the time the change is implemented, a new change may be needed. It feels like you can never move fast enough with the bureaucratic change processes we currently have in place.
In Parallel, employee roles are connected to team goals so employees can make changes within the scope of their roles. Everyone is notified of the changes as they are made so teams can evolve with transparency and without delay.
Cross-functional cooperation is critical to achieving large company goals. And while its highly valued inside organizations, cross-functional cooperation is hard to pull off in the flow of business. Typically, functions connect weekly, monthly or quarterly to re-align their cooperation.
But operations are obviously much more fluid. Situations are changing, people are changing, decisions are being made every day.
To enable more cross-functional cooperation, communication needs to be automated and real-time so that it’s easy for everyone to stay connected.
In Parallel, each function is connected to the company goals they are working on, enabling each function to clearly communicate their contributions to each goal. So every function knows the latest on what every other function is working on, reducing friction and enabling more cooperation to achieve large company goals.
60% of employees globally are emotionally detached and 19% are miserable (Gallup 2022 State of the Workplace). So only about 1 in 5 employees love their jobs. That’s a lot of detachment and misery, not to mention lost productivity.
How are you connecting your purpose to your employees so they feel compelled to work for you?
You want to motivate your employees to an action. It’s more than just passion, it’s love. To love their jobs, employees need to feel as though the work they’re doing on a daily basis has meaning.
In Parallel, every employee role is connected to your greater purpose so everyone on your team can showcase their contributions to fulfilling your purpose.