In the new year, I would love to host an online or in-person get-together with a few subscribers. Let me know if you would be interested in this, by replying to this issue.
As promised here’s part 2 to YSYS away day online. If you haven’t read part 1, you can do so here.
On the day we covered strategy and infrastructure.
Here’s how it went down
Day Two: Strategy and Infrastructure
1) Presentations. In 2020 we grew as a team, hired five people during the lockdown, and launched new services. As a result of our rapid evolution, we were all in need of a refresh. So to kick off the day I asked each team member to do a presentation, outlining/ask;
- Their role
- Their department
- How their department works
- How they see themselves working with others
This ensured that everyone on the team had a good understanding of what each other got up to, their purpose, and how the smooth running of their departments is also critical to the success of their colleague’s departments.
2) Project Management: Every CEO’s dream is to have an A star team. I’m lucky enough to have this and believe it is super important to consistently invest in their learning and development. So in the afternoon, we brought in a PMO, to provide some insights into effective project management.
I’m currently reading Andy Grove
, former chairman and CEO of Intel book High Output Management,
which has come highly recommended (let me know if you’ve read this or are going to)
In Chapter Two Grove highlights the below steps, as key to effective management;
- Define in advance exactly what information needs to be gathered and presented at each stage of the planning process.
- Lay down who is responsible for what, the timeline,s, and milestones.
He mentions by spending time in the planning stages you will ultimately eliminate any confusion and ambiguity. So in short, project manage the project management to optimize efficiency and success!!
3) OGSM: One of my favorite sessions!!! I’d been meaning to bring the team together to define our OGSM, as suggested by one of my brilliant Advisors Cristiana Camisotti, so was super excited about hosting this session.
stands for objective, goals, strategies, and measures. It’s a way of defining what you want to achieve, and how you will get there. OGSM is similar to OKRs
, however, OGSM takes it one step further to identify the specific initiatives to be implemented in order to hit the metrics and achieve the objective.