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An excellent way to measure the company's pulse is to understand its intensity. The intensity score is really at the ...
An excellent way to measure the company's pulse is to understand its intensity. The intensity score is really at the core of whether or not you're going to be able to be as competitive as you need to be.
A perfect example of this is when an employee stops showing up for their weekly meetings. I don't mean that one time when they had to take a loved one to a doctor, or they had that critical customer call. I'm talking about consistently not showing up for meetings. That's a strong indication that their intensity for the company is lackluster. The likelihood that they will stay with the business for the long term is very low too.
However, on the other hand, the intensity score is a great way to find the rising stars in your organization—the people making a significant impact on the departments, clients, and the company’s continued progression.
Many times people don't have a boisterous personality to be seen regularly. They're making those silent steps forward that are progressing the business, and you will see it in their intensity - maybe not through their voices, but in their actions and their activity. Those are the people who always show up to every meeting. Those are the people who make suggestions and positively impact processes and products in your business consistently over time. By measuring the intensity in your business, you'll be able to put your finger on the pulse of what's working and be able to make corrections quickly on what isn't. Intensity scoring also needs consistent care and feeding for it to be excellent at evaluating the company’s competitive health. Ensuring regular department and employee meetings will help guide relevant conversations, interactions, and enhancements to the company’s mission.
As a team, you will keep that consistency and clarity on what it takes to drive the intensity of your business up by moving forward every day.