Your life science organization needs a single narrative, one that’s understood by every employee. Without this “center of gravity” your employees will wander, making up and spreading whatever story they choose. The results of this are disastrous, as we’ll see in this issue. But you don’t have to let this happen to you; there is a clear alternative, and the data show just how effective this can be.
In this issue, the third and last of the series, I outline a specific training methodology that uses your chosen, customized archetype to align your employees’ thoughts, beliefs and actions. The effort to create alignment should never end; this training is a great place to start. You’ll need to adapt the methodology outlined here to your own situation, of course, but this framework provides a solid foundation for aligning your life science employees, whether they work in marketing, sales or any other function.
Maximizing employee alignment and engagement (through archetypes). Preparing for training your employees. Part 2 of 3.
In this issue, the second of a three-part series, I discuss aligning your employees’ work-related thoughts, beliefs and actions with several core aspects of your organization, such as your mission and your brand-voice. I discuss the failure of “brand police” to accomplish this crucial alignment. Given this failure, I propose a better way: deputizing all your employees to monitor and create proper brand expressions. Archetypes are an ideal way to deputize your employees, but you have to train your employees properly if you want to align their thoughts, beliefs and actions. This issue sets the stage for the training regimen that I’ll detail specifically in the next issue.