Why has Bill Belichick won the most Super Bowl titles in NFL history? If you ask 100 people you’ll probably get 100 different answers. Some might say because he’s a genius. Others might say, “I hate the Patriots.” But one indisputable truth is that Bill has always had a vision and a plan. His “Do your job” mantra correlates directly to the business world in terms of how important it is to be prepared, work productively, and pay attention to every detail.
I think we can all take a lesson from Bill’s playbook when it comes to embracing a new company initiative. The reason the Patriots have won five Super Bowls under Bill’s leadership is not because they simply come to play every Sunday; it’s because they execute the game plan with absolute precision. That’s why I often scratch my head when companies start with seeking a technology “solution” to a problem. The technology is just the football. It’s the vision and viability of a game plan for using the technology that determines how successful you can be.
I see the problem all the time – organizations rely heavily on the “technology” or “vendor” they have chosen to direct their strategy. Then they wonder why the strategy failed to meet expectations, so they stick a pin in the ball and call it quits. Understand that a technology vendor’s job is just to get you in the game. How well you perform after kickoff is up to you. That’s why it is important to work with an organization like Virtual Data Partners, the X factor in Managed Content Services. For us, winning means helping organizations like yours effectively communicate, coordinate, and implement a plan to solve your biggest processing challenges.
The number one failure in business is poor communication. VDP specializes in developing efficient, effective task-based communication systems that hold up in high-stress scenarios, like when the Patriots were making their final march down the field to complete their improbable comeback in the 2017 Super Bowl. We will work with you to design a process that makes everyone accountable and invested – even the kicker – in the success of the team.
Winning teams are participatory. Tom Brady is a superhero, but his receivers and running backs all play a part in the game plan.
Once a plan is developed, demand a commitment from all stakeholders, from implementation through evaluation and adjustments. Make sure the expectations are clear, and encourage everyone to embrace their responsibilities with pride.
3. PLAN AHEAD, HAVE CONTINGENCIES FOR CHANGE AND CRISIS
Business is filled with change, from regulations to personnel to technology. Even the almighty Patriots have to deal with all of these aspects in their own arena. To help businesses see their way through change, VDP assists with process development, particularly through times of growth and expansion. To learn more about Virtual Data Partners, please click here.