Knowing Your Business
- You know why you are in business. You know what your goals are. You work hard every day to achieve those goals. Perhaps there are times when you wonder if everyone in the organization is on the same page?
- What if every employee in your organization had the same understanding as you about mission, vision and values?
- What if all of your employees spoke the same language when discussing solutions to problems?
- What if your company practiced the discipline of studying and applying information about their customer’s requirements?
- How would fulfilling your mission be different if you employed a zero tolerance strategy for mismanaged conflict?
- Would your company be different if you had a stable work force?
Jerry has been instrumental in helping us to navigate difficult operational decisions in the context of competing management and business interests.Rev Ben Margai
I have had the pleasure to work with Jerry McIntosh for the last 4 years on an initiative to create a healthy work environment on most of our clinical departments at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon. When we started this process the work environments on these units could be quite negative and caustic at times. There were staff who were leaving the units because they felt disenfranchised by some of their fellow employees. After going through this process the turnover rate has dropped dramatically, and staff are leaving the unit to try another area of patient care and not because they are trying to get away from something
Can you imagine the power in an organization when employees find 3000 – 4000 new ways to build connection with each other and their customers? The amazing part of our story is that the past two years have been record years for us, both in growth and profitability.
Since I have been working with Jerry on developing my business, we have tripled our annual sales. We have increased our production capacity and entered into competitive bidding. We have enhanced work place safety, marketing and financial tracking. I feel like our company is in a good place for further expansion into the future.
Jerry has played a pivotal role in establishing operational principles and establishing a funding strategy for our orphanage.
When we focused on the values in our culture, we promoted a higher level of relationship in the work environment. Since we implemented the values project, we have seen our member satisfaction rates achieve 94%, meeting or exceeding expectation.
Jerry’s name has become synonymous with standards. When someone is behaving badly, someone will ask,”What would Jerry say?”; it’s done in humor but the point is made. Our unit is a much more positive place to work.
Jerry has helped us to develop our strategic plan for our nation’s power grid and diagnostic imaging technologies.
I have appreciated Jerry’s wisdom in helping to develop leaders in Sierra Leone, teaching both ethics and sound business principles.
I thought we were hopeless. I was ready to quit. This process has been a lifesaver to me. We had conflicts in our department that had been going on for decades. Through this process people have learned that how they treat each other has an impact on the care we collectively give to our patients. We have been given tools to hold each other accountable.