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G’day everyone! It’s great to be here today to talk about training employees on the statement. This is such an important topic, and it’s something that every business owner and manager needs to pay attention to.
First things first, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page here. When we talk about “the statement”, we’re talking about the mission statement, the vision statement, and the values statement of your company. These are the guiding principles that define what your business is all about, what you want to achieve, and how you want to achieve it.
Now, why is it so important to train your employees on these statements? Well, let me ask you this: how can your team be expected to embody your company’s values and mission if they don’t even know what they are? It’s like trying to build a house without a blueprint. You’re just asking for trouble.
So, the first step in training your employees on the statement is to make sure they know what the statement is. This may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many businesses assume that everyone knows the company’s mission, vision, and values. Don’t make that mistake. Take the time to explain these statements to your team, and make sure they understand the significance of each one.
Next, you need to help your employees see how these statements apply to their work. This is where it gets tricky, because it’s not always immediately clear how a value like “integrity” or a mission like “provide excellent customer service” translates into specific job duties. That’s why it’s important to have discussions with your team about how these statements inform their work, and to give them concrete examples of how they can put these principles into action.
One way to do this is through storytelling. People remember stories much better than they remember lists of rules or guidelines. So, tell stories that illustrate the importance of the company’s mission, vision, and values. Talk about times when employees went above and beyond to provide excellent service to a customer, or when they showed exceptional teamwork to meet a deadline. These stories will help your team understand the real-world impact of the statements.
Another way to help your employees internalise the statements is to make them part of your company culture. This means that you should refer to them often, in meetings, in performance reviews, and in everyday conversations. Make it clear that these statements aren’t just words on a page; they’re the foundation of everything you do as a company. When employees see that the statements are truly embedded in the culture, they’ll be more likely to take them seriously.
Finally, it’s important to lead by example. If you want your employees to embody the company’s mission, vision, and values, you need to model that behaviour yourself. This means being transparent, honest, and ethical in your own work, and demonstrating a commitment to the company’s goals. When your employees see that you’re walking the talk, they’ll be more likely to follow suit.
So, to sum it up: training employees on the statement is crucial for creating a strong, cohesive team that’s aligned around a common purpose. Make sure your team understands the statements, help them see how the statements apply to their work, use storytelling to bring the statements to life, make the statements part of your company culture, and lead by example. If you do all of these things, you’ll be well on your way to building a team that’s truly committed to your company’s success.