How you decide to structure your organization from the very beginning makes a huge difference in terms of how well the communication, processes, and overall operations will flow through the business from day to day from that day forward.
Something as simple as a job title might seem like a meaningless thing to some, however the reality is that the workforce derives direction, value, and succession from it.
In other words, this is what helps people in your environment navigate and understand where they stand and what is expected of them.
They will derive purpose from the titles you utilize. Hence, they should be strategic.
Have you ever worked in an environment in which job titles did not match the function or role of an individual or were expressed by management as being meaningless?
I have! I've worked within environments where this was true and consulted for them as well. My findings were the following:
The reality is this, while we should all go above and beyond and not rely on a title to step up and do our best; we need a clear objective and starting point. Job titles do that for people!
They are necessary and should have meaning and provide direction. They should accurately describe the role and function of an employee to help them know where on the road to success they are currently located. It is also a great way to hold team members accountable and get them excited about opportunities that lay ahead of them.
Job titles have to be designed with your complete organizational structure in mind, from entry level all the way up to the CEO. This is true of businesses of all sizes!
Misalignment of job titles is a direct distraction in your work environment and it contributes to inneficiencies and miscommunication daily.
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